The Seattle Kraken (10-15-8) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (17-9-4) on Monday, December 18th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Both the Kraken and Stars will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Stars, the Kraken have a 10-15-8 record. They hold a 6-9-3 record when playing at home, and they have gone 4-6-5 on the road. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. This season, Seattle has managed to win five games by a margin of more than one goal while losing 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 17-15.
The Kraken aim to bounce back following their 3-2 loss at home to the Kings. Against the Kings, the Kraken scored one goal in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. Of Seattle’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 19 shots on goal and three giveaways.
As underdogs, Seattle suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Stars have put together an overall record of 17-9-4. When playing on the road, Dallas has gone 9-4-3, while their home record stands at 8-5-1. Their current record places them 3rd in the Western Central division and 6th in the Western conference. Looking at Dallas’ average scoring margin, it is +.4, which has led to a puck line record of 11-18. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.2, and on the road, it is +.5.
In their most recent game, the Stars fell to the Blues on the road by a score of 4-3. In the first period against the Blues, the Stars scored two goals, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 23 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Dallas took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Kraken have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kraken offense is 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.
So far, the Kraken have an over/under record of 15-14-3. Coming into the game, they have played 15 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6 goals per game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Stars are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. Coming into the game, the Stars have 9-5 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-4.
This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 18-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.7 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
Defensively, the Kraken are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.4 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Dallas Team Defense
Defensively, the Stars come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31 shots per game against Dallas. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Kraken vs Stars Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Kraken have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- In their last five games at home, the Stars have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- As the betting underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
- The last five games that Seattle was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Stars is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -199, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Kraken to cover. Even in the event of a Stars victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Kraken should 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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