The Seattle Kraken (19-15-9) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (27-13-2) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Kraken vs Rangers
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Seattle comes into this game with a record of 19-15-9, which puts them in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 9th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Kraken are 10-7-6 and have gone 9-1 in their last ten games.
So far this season, Seattle has been the underdog in 29 of their 43 games and have gone 10-12-7 in those games. They have won their last six games when favored and have gone 4-1 in their last five games overall.
Seattle comes into the game with a puck line record of 25-18 for the season, including going 7-3 over their last ten games. On the year, the team’s average scoring margin sits at -.1 goals per contest, and they have gone 19-10 against the puck line when listed as the underdog.
So far, the Kraken have dropped 12 games by multiple goals, and they have won 10 games by more than one goal. In their last ten road games, the team has gone 6-4 against the puck line, and they have gone 15-8 vs. the puck line on the road.
In their most recent game, the Kraken fell to the Penguins on the road by a score of 3-0. The Penguins 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 22 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 6.
The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Rangers have gone 14-6-0 and are favored in 34 of their 42 games. In the Eastern Conference, New York is in 3rd place and has a record of 27-13-2. Against other teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers have gone 7-4, and they have won just one of their last five games.
Over their last ten games, the Rangers are 4-6 and are the favorites in today’s game. For the season, New York has 56 points, and their record as the favorite is 22-11-1. In the Eastern Conference standings, they are in 3rd place.
At home, the Rangers’ puck line record is 7-13 for the season, and their puck line record in their last 10 games is 4-6. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +.4 goals per game.
So far, the Rangers have been favored in 34 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 12-22. Overall, their puck line record is 19-23, and they have lost five straight games against the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Rangers faced the Capitals and came out victorious with a score of 2-1. In the first period, the Rangers found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. In the game, New York managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 31 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.
Despite the straight-up win, New York did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 26th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 8-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-9 record.
For the season, the over/under record of the Kraken’s stands at 18-22-3. They have had 22 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Rangers Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 14th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. In terms of the Rangers’ offense during power plays, they are 4th in power play goals and 19th in shorthanded goals.
So far, the Rangers have an over/under record of 21-18-3. Coming into the game, they have played 25 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.2 goals per game.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken defense is currently 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
New York defense takes on the Kraken ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against New York. They alsso are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Kraken vs Rangers Trends
- The Kraken are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
- Through their last five home contests, the Rangers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. New York posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Rangers have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 7-3.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Kraken have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
If you’re searching for a moneyline bet in this matchup, our analysis favors the Rangers as the likely winner. Nevertheless, considering the current odds at -208, I’d suggest exploring the puc line bet, as our projections indicate the Rangers winning by more than a single goal.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Rangers to win and cover. Watch for the Rangers to win this game by multiple goals over the Kraken.
With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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