Looking to win big? The Golden Knights and Kraken face off at 3:00 ET on TNT. The Kraken are hosting the game at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA. The Golden Knights come into this Pacific division matchup as the favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 5.5 goals.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS SEATTLE KRAKEN BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Kraken +1.5
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 3:00 ET on Monday, January 1st.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:
- In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Kraken winning this one 4-3.
- We like the Kraken on the moneyline (+117)
- The Kraken are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Can Vegas Pull Off a Road Win?
So far this season, the Golden Knights have an overall record of 22-10-5. On the road, Vegas is 9-7-3 and 13-3-2 at home. Their current record places them 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 3rd in the Western conference.
When it came to the puck line, Vegas have posted a 18-19 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 9-10, while they are 9-9 at home. For the season, Vegas’ games have finished with an average of 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Golden Knights have an over/under record of 18-19-0.
In their last three games away from home, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 6th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. So far this year, the Golden Knights are 12-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-3 in games with fewer shots on goal.
Vegas will be looking for a good game from Jonathan Marchessault who leads the team in scoring with 17 goals, ranking 23rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 10 assists this season.
Defensively, the Kraken are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Logan Thompson has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 11-6, and his save percentage is 0.7623762376237624%.
Can Seattle Grab a Win at Home?
This season, the Kraken have an overall record of 14-14-9. On the road, Seattle holds a 7-6-6 mark, and they are 7-8-3 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 11th in the Western conference.
Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Seattle has a 20-17 record. On the road they are 12-7 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is8-10. Games involving Seattle have an average of 5.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kraken come in with a record of 16-18-3.
Seattle has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 22nd in shorthanded goals.
The leading scorer for Seattle’s offense is Jared McCann. Coming into the game he has 14 goals, ranking 51st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, McCann has 8 assists this season.
The Kraken defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 1 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Vegas, goalie Joey Daccord has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 8-5, and his save percentage stands at 0.8118811881188119%.