The Ottawa Senators (14-19-0) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (15-14-9) on Thursday, January 4th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Seattle Kraken
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 33 games, the Senators have achieved an overall record of 14-19-0. When on the road, Ottawa holds a 4-9-0 record, while they are 10-10-0 when playing at home. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa has 11 wins by more than one goals and dropped 14 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 15-18 this season.
The Senators aim to bounce back following their 6-3 loss on the road to the Canucks. During the first period, the Senators started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 38 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Ottawa not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
For the season, the Kraken currently hold an overall record of 15-14-9. On the road, Seattle has gone 7-6-6 and they are 8-8-3 at home. They are currently positioned 5th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Seattle comes in with six wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 21-17.
The Kraken recently hosted the Golden Knights and emerged victorious with a 3-0 win. Offensively, the Kraken’s offense scored in each period against the Golden Knights. In the game, Seattle managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Going into the game, Seattle was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 24th in the NHL.
The Senators come in with an over/under record of 18-12-3. Over the season, there have been 21 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 7 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kraken offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the NHL.
The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 16-19-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.1 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Senators vs Kraken Trends
- Through their last three road games, Ottawa has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- The Kraken are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 5-0 in these scenarios.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 5-5 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Kraken to pick up on a win over the Senators at home. With the moneyline sitting at -131, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Kraken straight-up.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Senators to cover. Even if the Kraken secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Senators should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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