Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blues and Kraken. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Kraken being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Blues.

ST. LOUIS BLUES VS SEATTLE KRAKEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Blues winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Blues on the moneyline (+123)
  • The Blues are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Win at Seattle Possible for the Blues?

On the season, the Blues have a record of 24-20-2, which puts them in 5th place in the Central Division and 9th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has won three straight games and is 6-4 in their last ten games. When playing on the road, the Blues are 10-12-1 and have won two straight games away from home.

As the underdog, St. Louis has a record of 18-13-2 this season and has won two straight games in that role. Against Western Conference opponents, the Blues are 14-14 this year.

On the road, the Blues have a puck line record of 11-12 this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -.8 goals per game. So far, St. Louis has been the underdog in 33 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 21-12.

St. Louis has won three straight games vs. the puck line, and their puck line record in their last ten games is at 7-3. Overall, the Blues have 14 wins by multiple goals compared to 10 wins by just one goal.

This season, St. Louis’ games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Blues currently have an over/under record of 18-23-5.

The Blues are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. Looking at how the Blues’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for St. Louis’ offense is Robert Thomas. Coming into the game he has 16 goals, ranking 61st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Thomas has 33 assists this season.

Seattle defense takes on the Blues ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jordan Binnington has started 31 games this season. His current record stands at 16-12, and his save percentage is 0.942%.

Can the Kraken Please their Home Crowd?

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 10-9-3, and in the Pacific Division, they are in fifth place with a record of 6-8. In the Western Conference, Seattle is 11th with a record of 10-16. Overall, the Kraken are 20-18-9, and they have 49 points.

When favored, Seattle has gone 10-3-2, and they have won seven straight games as the favorite. Over their last ten games, the Kraken are 6-4, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. In the last three games, Seattle has gone 1-2.

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 11-11 against the puck line and their average scoring margin is +.2 goals per contest. So far, they have 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Overall, Seattle comes in with a puck line record of 26-21, and their puck line record as the favorite is just 7-8. In their last ten home games, the team is 7-3 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Seattle is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 20-24-3.

The Blues are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

For their offensive performance, the Kraken come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 8-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-11 record.

Seattle will be looking for a good game from Jared McCann who leads the team in scoring with 19 goals, ranking 42nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 13 assists so far.

Seattle defense takes on the Blues ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Philipp Grubauer comes into the game having made 17 starts this season. So far, his record is 5-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.476%.