The Los Angeles Kings (16-6-4) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (10-14-7) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Los Angeles Kings vs Seattle Kraken
The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Kraken, the Kings have a 16-6-4 record. They hold a 5-5-3 record when playing at home, and they have gone 11-1-1 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 5th in the Western conference. Los Angeles has 12 wins by more than one goals and dropped five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 15-11 this season.
The Kings aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss at home to the Jets. Offensively, the Kings got off to a good start by scoring two times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Of Los Angeles’ two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 34 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
In this game, Los Angeles was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Kraken have an overall record of 10-14-7. On the road, Seattle is 4-6-5 and 6-8-2 at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. Looking at Seattle’s average scoring margin, it is -0.5, which has led to a puck line record of 16-15. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.2, and on the road, it is -0.9.
Facing the Blackhawks in their last game, the Kraken won by a score of 7-1. Throughout the game against the Blackhawks, Kraken’s offense managed to score in every single period. Of Seattle’s seven goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 29 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Seattle also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.
Los Angeles Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. Los Angeles’ offense is currently ranked 18th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the league.
This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 11-15-0. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Kraken are scoring an 2.7 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. Seattle’s offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.
The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 15-13-3. For the season, they have had 15 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6 goals per game.
Los Angeles Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.9 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
Defensively, the Kraken are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Kings vs Kraken Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- Across the Kraken last three home games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 6-4.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kings to take down the Kraken on the road. With the moneyline currently at -158, I’m placing my bet on the Kings straight-up.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Kraken to cover. Even in the event of a Kings victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Kraken should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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