Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction 1/24/2024

The Chicago Blackhawks (14-31-2) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (19-18-9) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on TNT. Both the Blackhawks and Kraken will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Blackhawks vs Kraken

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The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Blackhawks head to Seattle, they find themselves in 15th place in the Western Conference with 30 points. On the road this season, Chicago is just 4-20-1 and has dropped seven straight games away from home. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Blackhawks are 8-19 this season.

Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone just 3-7 and are 2-3 in their last five. As underdogs this season, the Blackhawks have gone 13-30-2 and have been the underdog in 45 of their 47 games this year. Overall, Chicago has a record of 14-31-2.

Chicago enters the game with an overall puck line record of 21-26 and has dropped 25 games by more than one goal. Their average scoring margin for the season is at -1.4 goals per contest.

So far, the Blackhawks have been the underdog in 45 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 21-24. In their last ten road games, their puck line mark is just 2-8.

In their most recent game, the Blackhawks fell to the Canucks on the road by a score of 2-0. The Canucks defense proved to be too much for Chicago’s offense, resulting in being shutout. While being shutout, the Blackhawks’ offense finished with 5 giveaways and took a total of 31 shots on goal.

Coming in as the underdog, Chicago not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 2 goals.

The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 9-9-3 and are currently on a four-game losing streak. In the Pacific Division, Seattle is in 5th place with a record of 6-8. In the Western Conference, the Kraken are 11th with 47 points and a record of 19-18-9. Over their last ten games, Seattle has gone 6-4 and has been favored in 14 of their 46 games this season.

On the year, the Kraken have been favored in 14 games and have gone 9-3-2 in those matchups. Against other Western Conference teams, Seattle has gone 9-16 this season. Over their last five games, the Kraken have gone just 1-4 and are 0-3 in their last three matchups.

Seattle comes into this game with a puck line record of 25-21 and they have gone 5-5 in their last ten games against the puck line. So far this year, the Kraken have had 10 wins by multiple goals and they have lost 15 games by more than one goal.

Overall, Seattle has gone 10-11 vs. the puck line at home, and they are 7-3 in their last ten games at home vs. the puck line. In their last five games at home, the Kraken have gone 3-2 vs. the puck line.

The Kraken aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss at home to the Maple Leafs. The Kraken offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Maple Leafs, but they did score one time in the second period. Seattle’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 17 shots on goal in total.

Entering the game as the underdog, Seattle not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.2 goals per game this season, ranking 31st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blackhawks have a 1-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 13-20.

The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 18-27-2. For the season, they have had 26 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging5.7 goals per game.

Kraken Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 27th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. So far this year, the Kraken are 8-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the over/under record for the Kraken’s is 19-24-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 24 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Chicago Team Defense

The Blackhawks defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.

Seattle Team Defense

Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Blackhawks vs Kraken Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 0 goals per game.
  • Seattle has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 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 last ten games that Seattle was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 0-3.

Blackhawks vs Kraken Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blackhawks to take down the Kraken on the road. With the moneyline currently at +222, I’m placing my bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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