Betting on today’s Canucks and Kraken game? Catch the action at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, as the Kraken hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. In this division matchup, the Canucks are favored by -1.5 against the Kraken. The over/under for the game is 6 goals.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS 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 Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • The Canucks enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Canucks on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Kraken (+1.5)

Is a Win at Seattle Possible for the Canucks?

As the top team in the Western Conference and Pacific Division, the Vancouver Canucks come into tonight’s game with a record of 37-15-6 and 80 points. They have gone 2-3 in their last five games and 0-3 in their last three.

On the road, Vancouver has gone 18-10-4 this season and has lost their last two games away from home. As the favorite, the Canucks have gone 24-9-3 this season and have lost two straight games when favored.

When favored, Vancouver has gone 18-18 against the puck line this season, and they are 25-10 against the puck line in wins by multiple goals. So far this year, the Canucks have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game.

On the road, Vancouver is 18-14 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Canucks are just 3-7 against the puck line.

This season, Vancouver’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.4. The Canucks come in with an over/under performance of 33-22-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Canucks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 4 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Canucks have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 16-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 20-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Vancouver’s leading scorer is Brock Boeser. So far, he has 31 goals which is 10th in the NHL. Boeser also comes into the game with 26 assists.

The Kraken defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 42 games this season. His current record stands at 30-11, and his save percentage is 0.981%.

Do the Kraken Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 11-9-5, and as the underdog, they have a record of 12-17-7. In the Western Conference standings, Seattle is in 11th place, and in the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place.

Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 4-6, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. So far this season, Seattle has gone 23-22-11.

Seattle enters this game with a puck line record of 30-25 and their average scoring differential for the season sits at -.1 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have been the underdog in 36 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 22-14.

Overall, Seattle has 13 wins by multiple goals and 17 losses by more than one goal. Their puck line record at home is 12-13, and across their last ten games at home, their puck line record is 6-4.

On average, Seattle’s games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Kraken come in with an over/under record of 22-29-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 24th in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 30th in shorthanded goals.

Seattle’s current leading scorer is Jared McCann. This season, he has 24 goals, which puts him 29th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, McCann has 17 assists this season.

Defensively, the Kraken are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Joey Daccord has started 35 games this season. His current record stands at 16-11, and his save percentage is 0.934%.