Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken Prediction 3/12/2024

The Vegas Golden Knights (34-23-7) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (28-24-11) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN+. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Golden Knights vs Kraken

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The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into today’s game, the Golden Knights are 8th in the Western Conference standings with 75 points and a record of 34-23-7. On the road, Vegas has gone 14-13-5 this season and has dropped three straight games away from home.

Against teams in the Pacific Division, the Golden Knights have gone 11-8 this season and are 4th in the division. As the favorite, Vegas has gone 21-15-4 this season and has been favored in 40 of their 64 games this year.

When playing on the road, Vegas has gone 16-16 vs. the puck line this season, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games. Overall, the Golden Knights have gone 32-32 vs. the puck line this season, including going 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.

So far, Vegas has gone 14-26 vs. the puck line when favored, and they have gone 21-21 vs. the puck line in games decided by multiple goals. In their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 1-2 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games.

In their last game, the Golden Knights were the hosts against the Red Wings, and they came away with a 5-3 win. In the 3rd period, the Golden Knights found the net three times against the Red Wings after their two goals in the first period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 36 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Vegas also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Seattle comes into this game with a record of 28-24-11, which puts them in 11th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, the Kraken are in 5th place. At home this season, Seattle has gone 14-12-5, and they have lost their last two games at home.

Against teams from the Western Conference, the Kraken have gone 13-21 this season. Over their last ten games, Seattle has gone 6-4, and they have won two of their last three games.

Seattle enters this game with a puck line record of 36-27, including a mark of 16-15 at home. So far, the Kraken have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, Seattle has an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game as the underdog. In their last ten home games, the Kraken have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

Following a 3-0 loss at home to the Jets, the Kraken are eager to bounce back. The Jets defense proved to be too much for Seattle’s offense, resulting in being shutout. While being shutout, the Kraken’s offense finished with 7 giveaways and took a total of 17 shots on goal.

Coming in as the underdog, Seattle not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 5.5.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. The Golden Knights went 16-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-9.

For the season, the over/under record of the Golden Knights’ stands at 32-32-0. They have had 31 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 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 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. The Kraken went 10-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-14.

The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 27-32-4. For the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.

Vegas Team Defense

Defensively, the Golden Knights come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Vegas. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Seattle Team Defense

Seattle defense takes on the Golden Knights ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 19th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Golden Knights vs Kraken Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Seattle has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • Seattle has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Vegas has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 4-6 straight up.

Golden Knights vs Kraken Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kraken to come out with a win against the Golden Knights while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +121, I’m placing my bet on the Kraken to win outright.

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.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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