Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings

NHL Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Prediction 12/20/2023

The Seattle Kraken (10-14-9) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (18-6-4) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings

The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Kraken have an overall record of 10-14-9. On the road, Seattle holds a 4-7-6 mark, and they are 6-8-3 when playing at home. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. Seattle’s average scoring margin this season is -0.6, leading to an overall puck line record of 18-15. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.3, while on the road, it is -0.9.

In their most recent game, the Kraken fell to the Stars on the road by a score of 4-3. In the first period, the Kraken struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Seattle managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 38 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.

Despite the loss, Seattle did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Kings currently hold an overall record of 18-6-4. When playing on the road, Los Angeles has a 13-1-1 record, while they are 5-5-3 at home. Their current record places them 3rd in the Western Pacific division and 3rd in the Western conference. Los Angeles has 13 wins by more than one goals and dropped five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 16-12 this season.

The Kings are coming off a 4-1 road win over the Sharks. In every single period, the Kings’ offense scored a goal against the Sharks. One of Los Angeles’ four goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 39 shots on goal.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Los Angeles also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.

Seattle Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Kraken come in averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Looking at how the Kraken’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 18th in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.

The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 16-14-3. For the season, they have had 16 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6 goals per game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Kings are 12-4 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-1 record.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 11-17-0. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Seattle Team Defense

Seattle defense takes on the Kings ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against Seattle. They alsso are 24th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.2 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Kraken vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Kraken offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Seattle posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • Across their three previous home games, Los Angeles has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Kings have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • The last three games that Seattle was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Kraken vs Kings Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Kings are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -176, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Kraken to cover. Even if the Kings win straight-up, this one should be close throughout 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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