The Seattle Kraken (16-14-9) travel to face off against the Buffalo Sabres (17-19-4) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at KeyBank Center in Buffalo and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Buffalo Sabres
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
As they head into tonight’s game, the Seattle Kraken have won six straight games and are 8-2 in their last ten games. Overall, they are 16-14-9, good for 41 points and 10th place in the Western Conference. In their last three games, the Kraken are 3-0 and have outscored their opponents 13-5.
On the road this season, Seattle is 7-6-6, and they have won three straight games away from home. As the underdog, the Kraken have gone 9-11-7, and they have won three straight games as the underdog. In the Pacific Division, Seattle is in 5th place with a record of 6-7.
Seattle enters the game with a puck line record of 22-17 and has gone 8-2 against the puck line in its last ten games. So far this season, the Kraken have gone 12-7 vs. the puck line on the road.
As the underdog, Seattle has gone 18-9 vs. the puck line, including a current streak of six straight games covering the puck line. In their 27 games as the underdog, the Kraken have an average scoring margin of -.8 goals per game.
In their previous game, the Kraken hosted the Senators and game away with a 4-1 win. Against the Senators, the Kraken’s offense netted goals in all three periods. In the game, Seattle managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Seattle also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Sabres have gone 8-9-1 and have been favored in 13 of their 40 games. Overall, Buffalo has gone 17-19-4, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place. In the Atlantic Division, the Sabres are in 7th place with a record of 6-6.
Heading into tonight’s matchup with the Kraken, Buffalo has won two straight games and has gone 5-5 in their last ten games. As the favorite, the Sabres have gone 7-5-1 and have won two straight games when favored.
Buffalo comes into the game with an overall puck line record of 20-20. They have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games and 2-1 in their last three. This season, the Sabres have gone 12-14 against the puck line in games decided by more than one goal.
So far this year, the Sabres have gone just 6-12 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin at home is -.4 goals per game. Overall, Buffalo has gone 3-10 against the puck line as the favorite and 17-10 as the underdog.
In their last game, the Sabres went up against the Penguins and emerged as winners with a score of 3-1. Against the Penguins, the Sabres scored one goal in the first period and two times in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Buffalo managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game ended below the over/under line of 7, with a combined total of 4 goals.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kraken offense is 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the NHL.
This season, the Kraken’s have an over/under record of 16-20-3. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Buffalo Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Sabres are averaging 3 goals per game which is 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. The Sabres went 11-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-8.
This season, the Sabres’ have an over/under record of 17-22-1. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Seattle Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Buffalo Team Defense
Buffalo defense takes on the Kraken ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Kraken vs Sabres Trends
- The Kraken are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
- Through their last five home contests, the Sabres offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Buffalo posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sabres have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
- Although the Kraken have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Sabres to take down the Kraken at home. With the moneyline currently at -113, I’m placing my bet on the Sabres straight-up.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Sabres to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Sabres to win this one by multiple goals over the Kraken.
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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