The New Jersey Devils (12-10-1) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (8-12-6) on Thursday, December 7th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canadiens. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
New Jersey Devils vs Seattle Kraken
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
Through 23 games, the Devils have achieved an overall record of 12-10-1. When on the road, New Jersey holds a 7-4-0 record, while they are 5-6-1 when playing at home. Their current record places them 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 11th in the Eastern conference. Looking at New Jersey’s average scoring margin, it is -0.1, which has led to a puck line record of 6-17. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.2, and on the road, it is .0.
The Devils are coming off a 6-5 road win over the Canucks. In every single period, the Devils’ offense scored a goal against the Canucks. Out of New Jersey’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, New Jersey managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 7 goals for the game.
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their 26 games, the Kraken have a 8-12-6 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 4-6-1 record, and their record on the road is 4-6-5. They are currently positioned 5th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. Seattle has three wins by more than one goals and dropped 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 12-14 this season.
After suffering a 4-2 loss on the road to the Canadiens, the Kraken are looking to bounce back today. The first period saw the Kraken being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Out of Seattle’s two goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 33 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.
Seattle took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Devils are 8-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 4-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Devils’ stands at 18-5-0. They have had 18 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 7.5 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Seattle’s offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.
The Kraken’s come into the game with an over/under record of 13-10-3. Over the course of last season, they had 44 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.6 per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 20th in takeaways at 6.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.4 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL.
Seattle Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Kraken’s defense is 4th in takeaways at 7.8 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL.
Devils vs Kraken Trends
- Across their five previous road games, New Jersey has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last ten home games, Seattle has an puck line record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Seattle has an puck line mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Against the spread, the Devils have put together of 1-4 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Devils to come out with a win against the Kraken while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -145, I’m placing my bet on the Devils to win outright.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Devils to win and cover. Look for the Devils to win this one by multiple goals over the Kraken.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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