Predators vs Seattle Kraken NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Predators vs Seattle Kraken Prediction 3/16/2024

The Nashville Predators (38-25-4) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (28-25-12) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win

As the 6th ranked team in the Western Conference, the Predators have a record of 38-25-4 and have won 2 straight games as the favorite. In their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2 and 20-10-3 on the road this season.

Over their last five games, the Predators are 3-2 and have gone 23-19 against Western Conference opponents. In games where they have been favored, Nashville has gone 18-9-1 this season.

When it comes to the puck line, the Predators have a mark of 38-29 this season, including going 8-2 in their last ten games. So far, Nashville has won 23 games by multiple goals and has lost 19 games by more than one goal.

On the road, the Predators are 21-12 against the puck line and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games away from home. In their last three road games, Nashville has gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent matchup, the Predators played against the Jets and won with a score of 4-2. In the first period against the Jets, the Predators scored two goals, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. In the game, Nashville managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 38 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Nashville managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 65 games, the Kraken have a record of 28-25-12 and sit in 12th place in the Western Conference standings. In the Pacific Division, Seattle is in 6th place.

At home this season, the Kraken have gone 14-13-6, and as the underdog, they have a record of 16-19-8. Over their last ten games, Seattle has gone 5-5, and they have lost three straight games.

Seattle comes into the game with a puck line record of 37-28 this season, including going 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this year, the Kraken have had 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, Seattle has gone 28-15 against the puck line, including going 3-2 against the puck line in their last five games. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin sits at -0.1 goals per game, and they have gone 17-16 against the puck line at home.

The Kraken are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to the Capitals. The first two periods saw the Kraken struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring one goal in the third period. During power plays, the team scored one goal. In total, they recorded 24 shots on goal and had 5 giveaways.

Seattle took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Predators come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. The Predators went 20-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-12.

The Predators’ over/under record this season is 30-31-6. For the season, they have had 41 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.

Kraken Offense Breakdown

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The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 10-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 17-14 record.

This season, the Kraken have an over/under record of 28-33-4. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.6 per game.

Nashville Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Predators head into the game ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Seattle Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Predators vs Kraken Trends

  • Nashville has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Kraken offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Seattle posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Predators have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Predators vs Kraken Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Kraken to defeat the Predators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -101, I’m placing a wager on the Kraken to win outright.

Our projections have the Kraken pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Kraken, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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