The Florida Panthers (17-8-2) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (8-15-7) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on BSFL. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Florida Panthers vs Seattle Kraken
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Panthers currently hold an overall record of 17-8-2. When playing on the road, Florida has a 8-4-2 record, while they are 9-4-0 at home. This record has them sitting 2nd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 3rd in the Eastern conference. Florida’s average scoring margin this season is +.6 leading to an overall puck line record of 14-13. Their scoring margin at home is +.5 and +.6 on the road.
The Panthers are coming off a 5-2 road win over the Blue Jackets. The Panthers managed to find the net three times in the 3rd period against the Blue Jackets, following their two goals in the first period. Of Florida’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had one giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Florida also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Kraken currently hold an overall record of 8-15-7. When playing on the road, Seattle has a 4-6-5 record, while they are 4-8-2 at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference. Seattle’s average scoring margin this season is -0.9 leading to an overall puck line record of 14-15. Their scoring margin at home is -1.0 and -0.9 on the road.
Following a 3-0 loss at home to the Wild, the Kraken are eager to bounce back. In the game against the Wild, Seattle’s offense had a tough time and didn’t score a single goal. While being shutout, the Kraken’s offense finished with 3 giveaways and took a total of 24 shots on goal.
Seattle entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Florida Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. This year, the Panthers have recorded a 12-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 4-1 record.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 13-14-0. For the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Kraken have an average of 2.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. So far this year, the Kraken are 5-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 2-8 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Kraken’s have an over/under record of 14-12-3. Throughout the season, they have played 15 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
Florida defense takes on the Kraken ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.2 shots per game against Florida. They alsso are 10th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
Entering the game, the Kraken’s defense ranks 3rd in takeaways, averaging 8.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 19th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.
Panthers vs Kraken Trends
- The Panthers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Across their three previous home games, Seattle has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Kraken to secure a victory over the Panthers at home. With the moneyline currently set at +132, I’m locking in my bet on the Kraken straight-up.
Our projections have the Kraken pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Kraken, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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