Planning on watching today’s Capitals 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+. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Kraken are favored by -1.5 vs. the Capitals in a non-conference matchup.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS 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, March 14th.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Capitals to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Capitals on the moneyline (+136)
  • The Capitals are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Washington Grab a Win on the Road?

With a record of 30-25-9, the Capitals are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, Washington has gone 13-15-4 this season and has lost two straight games away from home. As the underdog, the Capitals are 17-22-7 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

Over their last ten games, Washington has gone 5-5, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Capitals have gone 19-17 this year.

Washington’s puck line record this season sits at 30-34, including going 6-4 over their last ten games. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 46 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 25-21.

This season, the Capitals have 14 road losses by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road is at -0.9 goals per game. Over their last ten road games, Washington’s puck line record is at 5-5.

This season, Washington’s games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6. The Capitals come in with an over/under performance of 29-32-3.

Through their last three road contests, the Capitals offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Washington posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.

On offense, the Capitals are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. So far this year, the Capitals are 9-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 21-19 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Washington’s leading scorer is Dylan Strome. So far, he has 22 goals which is 58th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 29 assists so far.

Defensively, the Kraken are currently 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Seattle, goalie Charlie Lindgren has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 15-11, and his save percentage stands at 0.734%.

Taking a Look at the Kraken Chances at Home

At home this season, Seattle has gone 14-13-6 and is currently on a three-game losing streak. In the Pacific Division, the Kraken are in 5th place with an overall record of 28-25-12 and 68 points. Against other Western Conference opponents, Seattle has gone 13-22.

Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 5-5 and are 11th in the Western Conference. This season, Seattle has been the favorite in 21 of their 65 games and has gone 12-5-4 in those games. In their last three games, the Kraken have gone 1-2.

Seattle enters the game with a puck line record of 37-27 and has gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last 10 games. In their 43 games as the underdog, the Kraken have gone 28-15 against the puck line.

This season, Seattle has an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game, and they have 16 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal. So far, the Kraken have dropped 19 games by more than one goal.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Seattle is 5.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6. The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 28-32-4.

In their last three games away from home, the Capitals have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

When looking at their offense, the Kraken have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. This season, the Kraken are 10-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-15 record.

The leading scorer for Seattle’s offense is Jared McCann. Coming into the game he has 27 goals, ranking 29th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 26 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Joey Daccord comes into the game having made 38 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.899%.