The Seattle Kraken (19-16-9) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (24-15-1) on Thursday, January 18th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Kraken vs Oilers
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Seattle comes into this game with an overall record of 19-16-9, which puts them in 6th place in the Pacific Division and 10th place in the Western Conference. On the road, the Kraken are 10-8-6 and have dropped their last two games away from home. As the underdog, Seattle has a record of 10-13-7.
Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 8-2, and they have won six straight games when they have been favored. In the Western Conference, Seattle has a record of 9-15, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games.
Seattle comes into the game with an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game. So far, the Kraken has 25 wins by multiple goals and 9 wins by just one goal. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 25-19.
On the road, Seattle has gone 15-9 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.3 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, the Kraken’s puck line record is 6-4, and their puck line mark in their last ten games overall is 6-4 as well.
Following a 5-2 loss on the road to the Rangers, the Kraken are eager to bounce back. The Kraken managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Rangers, following their one goal in the first period. The team’s two goals occurred during a power play, and they managed to take 31 shots on goal while also having 5 giveaways.
Coming in as the underdog, Seattle not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Oilers have gone 12-6-1 and are currently on an 11-game winning streak. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in 4th place with a record of 24-15-1. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 10-0 and have won eight straight games when favored.
Within the Western Conference, Edmonton is in 7th place and has gone 13-8 against conference opponents. In games where they have been favored, the Oilers have gone 21-10-1 this season and have won three straight games at home.
At home this season, the Oilers have a puck line record of 9-10 and an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. So far, they have 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 losses by more than one goal.
Overall, Edmonton has a puck line record of 18-22, including going 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. As the favorite, the Oilers have a puck line mark of 15-17, and they have been favored in 32 of their games this season.
Facing the Maple Leafs in their last game, the Oilers won by a score of 4-2. On offense, the Oilers were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with three goals in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 22 turnovers.
Edmonton also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 7.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kraken offense is 18th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.
The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 19-22-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Oilers Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 12th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Oilers have a 16-8 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-6.
This season, the Oilers have an over/under record of 18-19-3. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.5 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 14th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Edmonton Team Defense
Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Kraken vs Oilers Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Seattle has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Edmonton has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Oilers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-6.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Seattle has an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.
If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Oilers are the way to go. However, with a payout of -224, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Kraken to cover. Even if the Oilers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Kraken should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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