The Toronto Maple Leafs (22-14-8) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (19-17-9) on Sunday, January 21st. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN+. Both the Maple Leafs and Kraken will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.
Maple Leafs vs Kraken
The Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the year, the Maple Leafs have gone 22-14-8 and currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, they are in 4th place. Over their last ten games, Toronto has gone 5-5, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.
As the favorite, the Maple Leafs have gone 19-10-7 this year and have been favored in 36 of their 44 games. On the road, they have a record of 12-5-6, and over their last five games, they have gone just 1-4.
When favored, the Maple Leafs have gone just 8-28 against the puck line this season. Toronto has gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games and just 11-31 vs. the puck line on the road this season. Overall, the Maple Leafs have gone 13-31 against the puck line this year.
So far this season, Toronto has 11 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. In their last ten road games, the Maple Leafs have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is just +.3 goals per game.
The Maple Leafs aim to bounce back following their 6-4 loss on the road to the Canucks. During the first period, the Maple Leafs started slow, but they turned things around by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. The Toronto offense recorded 46 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.
Toronto entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Seattle Kraken have gone 9-8-3, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak. In the Western Conference standings, Seattle is in 10th place and 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, the Kraken have a record of 19-17-9, and in their last ten games, they have gone 7-3.
As the underdog, Seattle has a record of 10-14-7, and they have been the underdog in 31 of their 45 games. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Kraken have gone 9-16, and they have lost their last three games.
Seattle enters the game with a puck line record of 25-20 and has gone 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games. When playing at home, the Kraken have a puck line record of 10-10 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is just +.1 goals per game. Overall, Seattle has 14 games where they were favored and have gone 6-8 against the puck line in those contests.
So far this year, the Kraken have 10 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 14 games by more than one goal. In their last 10 home games, Seattle has gone 7-3 against the puck line, and they are 19-12 as the underdog this season. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.8 goals per game.
The Kraken aim to bounce back following their 4-2 loss on the road to the Oilers. Offensively, the Kraken 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. In the game, Seattle managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.
Seattle entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 6 goals.
Toronto Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. The Toronto offense is ranked 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 12th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Maple Leafs’ is 24-19-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
Kraken Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 20th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Kraken’s have an over/under record of 19-23-3. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Toronto Team Defense
Defensively, the Maple Leafs are currently 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.7 shots per game against Toronto. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
Defensively, the Kraken are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Maple Leafs vs Kraken Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Maple Leafs offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Toronto posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
- Across their last three home contests, Seattle has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Kraken have an puck line mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Seattle posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
- As the betting favorite, the Maple Leafs have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Maple Leafs to secure a victory over the Kraken on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -120, I’m locking in my bet on the Maple Leafs 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 Maple Leafs 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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