Philadelphia Flyers vs. Seattle Kraken -NHL Prediction

NHL Philadelphia vs Seattle Kraken Prediction 12/29/2023

The Philadelphia Flyers (19-11-4) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (13-14-9) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Seattle Kraken

The Philadelphia Flyers Are Coming Off A Win

As they head into their game vs. the Kraken, the Flyers have a 19-11-4 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 8-7-1, and they have 11-4-3 mark on the road. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 4th in the Eastern conference. This season, Philadelphia has managed to win 12 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 24-10.

Facing the Canucks in their last game, the Flyers won by a score of 4-1. The first period saw the Flyers being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. One of Philadelphia’s four goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 25 shots on goal.

Entering the game as the underdog, Philadelphia came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into their game vs. Flyers, the Kraken have a 13-14-9 record. They hold a 6-8-3 record when playing at home, and they have gone 7-6-6 on the road. This record has them sitting 4th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference. Seattle’s average scoring margin this season is -0.4, leading to an overall puck line record of 20-16. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.3, while on the road, it is -0.6.

The Kraken most recently took on the Flames and secured a win with a score of 2-1. Against the Flames, the Kraken scored one goal in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 21 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Seattle came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 3 goals.

Philadelphia Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This year, the Flyers have recorded a 11-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 6-5 record.

The Flyers’ over/under record this season is 13-20-1. For the season, they have had 17 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Seattle Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Kraken have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 6-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-8 record.

This season, the Kraken have an over/under record of 16-17-3. Throughout last season, they played 32 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 6.6 goals per game.

Philadelphia Team Defense

Defensively, the Flyers are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game against Philadelphia. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Seattle Team Defense

The Kraken defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 1 shutouts.

Flyers vs Kraken Trends

  • Although Philadelphia has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 10-0. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Seattle has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Seattle has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Flyers have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.

Flyers vs Kraken Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kraken to come out with a win against the Flyers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -137, I’m placing my bet on the Kraken to win outright.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Flyers to cover. Even if the Kraken win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Flyers 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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