The Seattle Kraken (18-14-9) travel to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-20-9) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Nationwide Arena in Columbus and televised on ESPN+. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jackets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Columbus Blue Jackets
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
Seattle comes into this game on an eight-game winning streak, which has them at 18-14-9 on the season. In the Western Conference, the Kraken are in ninth place and fifth in the Pacific Division. On the road, Seattle has gone 9-6-6 this season.
When favored, the Kraken have gone 8-3-2 this season and have won five straight games as the favorite. In their last ten games, Seattle has gone 8-2, and they have won their last five games on the road.
On the road this season, the Kraken have a puck line record of 14-7, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.2 goals per game. So far, Seattle has 24 wins by more than one goal, and they have gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games.
Overall, the Kraken have gone 19-9 against the puck line when listed as the underdog, and their average scoring margin when they are the favorite is +1.2 goals per contest. In their last three games, Seattle’s puck line record is a perfect 3-0.
In their last game, the Kraken went up against the Capitals and emerged as winners with a score of 4-1. Against the Capitals, Kraken’s offense was able to score in all three periods. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 23 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Seattle also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Columbus Blue Jackets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Blue Jackets have gone 8-11-4 and are 13-20-9 overall. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place with a 3-12 record, and they are 15th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone 3-7, and they are just 1-4 in their last five games.
As the underdog, the Blue Jackets have gone 12-18-8 this season, and they have been the underdog in 38 of their 42 games. In the Eastern Conference, Columbus has gone 9-22, and they have been favored in just four games this season.
When looking at the Blue Jackets’ puck line record, they have gone 26-16 this season, including 15 one-goal losses. The team’s puck line record on the road is 14-5, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -0.8 goals per game.
For the year, Columbus has been the underdog in 38 games and has a puck line record of 25-13 in those games. Across their last ten home games, the Blue Jackets have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.
The Blue Jackets aim to bounce back following their 5-0 loss on the road to the Jets. Columbus’ offense struggled vs. the Jets, failing to come up with a goal in the game. During the game, the Blue Jackets’ offense had 14 turnovers and took 29 shots on goal while being shutout.
Columbus entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Kraken come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 24th position in the league. This season, the Kraken are 7-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-8 record.
The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 17-21-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
Columbus Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Blue Jackets have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. This season, the Blue Jackets are 3-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-14 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Blue Jackets’ is 22-19-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 2 shutouts.
Columbus Team Defense
Entering the game, the Blue Jackets’ defense ranks 25th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 3rd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.4 goals per game.
Kraken vs Blue Jackets Trends
- Seattle has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- In their last five home games, Columbus has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
- As the betting underdog, the Blue Jackets have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Columbus posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Kraken have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blue Jackets to secure a victory over the Kraken at home. With the moneyline currently set at +133, I’m locking in my bet on the Blue Jackets straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blue Jackets winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blue Jackets straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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