The Seattle Kraken (8-10-5) travel to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (11-6-3) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on ESPN+. The Maple Leafs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blackhawks. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Toronto Maple Leafs
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Maple Leafs, the Kraken have a 8-10-5 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 4-6-1, and they have 4-4-4 mark on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference. Seattle’s average scoring margin this season is -0.7, leading to an overall puck line record of 11-12. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.8, while on the road, it is -0.7.
The Kraken aim to bounce back following their 4-3 loss on the road to the Blackhawks. In the 3rd period, the Kraken found the net one time against the Blackhawks after their two goals in the first period. For the game, the Seattle offense took 36 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.
Seattle took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Kraken, the Maple Leafs have a record of 11-6-3 so far. At home, their record is 6-4-0 and 5-2-3 on the road. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 5th in the Eastern conference. Toronto’s average scoring margin this season is +.1, leading to an overall puck line record of 4-16. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.1, while on the road, it is +.3.
In their last game, the Maple Leafs were the hosts against the Panthers, and they came away with a 2-1 win. Offensively, the Maple Leafs did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Panthers but found the net one time in the second period. In the game, Toronto managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 20 turnovers.
Toronto’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Kraken come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 19th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kraken offense is 11th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Kraken’s is 12-9-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Toronto Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. The Maple Leafs went 5-3 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 5-3.
The Maple Leafs’ come into the game with an over/under record of 9-10-1. Over the course of last season, they had 43 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.1 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Kraken’s defense is 4th in takeaways at 7.7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL.
Toronto Team Defense
The Maple Leafs’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 16th in takeaways and an average of 7.2 takeaways per contest. They hold 18th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Kraken vs Maple Leafs Trends
- Across the Kraken last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 8-2, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Toronto has an puck line record of 0-5 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Maple Leafs have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 9-1.
- As the betting favorite, the Kraken have an puck line mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Seattle posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Maple Leafs is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -184, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Kraken to cover. Even in the event of a Maple Leafs victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Kraken should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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