The Seattle Kraken (11-14-9) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (12-20-0) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Anaheim Ducks
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Kraken have an overall record of 11-14-9. On the road, Seattle holds a 5-6-6 mark, and they are 6-8-3 when playing at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference. Seattle has five wins by more than one goals and dropped 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 19-15 this season.
The Kraken most recently took on the Kings and secured a win with a score of 2-1. In the opening period, the Kraken couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Seattle managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Anaheim will be looking to snap their current two game home losing streak in today’s game vs. the Kraken. Overall, they are sitting at 12-20-0 this season. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference. Anaheim has five wins by more than one goals and dropped 12 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 18-14 this season.
The Ducks aim to bounce back following their 3-0 loss at home to the Flames. In this game, Anaheim’s offense had a challenging time against the Flames and failed to score. During the game, the Ducks’ offense had 5 turnovers and took 25 shots on goal while being shutout.
Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim not only suffered a straight-up loss 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 3 goals.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Kraken have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Seattle’s offense comes into the game ranked 16th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.
The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 16-15-3. For the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.6 goals per game this season, ranking 29th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 25th in the league. Anaheim’s offense is currently ranked 15th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the league.
The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 14-16-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.9 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 1 shutouts.
Anaheim Team Defense
The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 24th in takeaways and an average of 5.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 10th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Kraken vs Ducks Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Seattle has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Across their last three home contests, Anaheim has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Ducks have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Kraken have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Ducks to secure a victory over the Kraken at home. With the moneyline currently set at +119, I’m locking in my bet on the Ducks straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those assessing the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will stay below that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the under.
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