Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 4/18/2024

The Seattle Kraken (33-35-13) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (39-32-10) on Thursday, April 18th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on ESPN. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With a 33-35-13 record, the Seattle Kraken are in 12th place in the Western Conference and 6th in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Kraken are 16-17-7 and have lost three straight games away from home.

As the underdog, Seattle has gone 16-26-9 this season and has lost five straight games when not favored. In their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 4-6, and they have lost four straight games overall.

On the season, the Kraken have an average scoring differential of -.2 goals per game. So far, they have 21 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal. As the underdog, Seattle has gone 30-21 vs. the puck line.

Seattle’s overall puck line record is at 44-37, including going 5-5 over their last ten games. On the road, the Kraken are 24-16 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.4 goals per game.

Coming off a 4-3 loss on the road to the Jets, the Kraken are hoping to bounce back today. In terms of offense, the Kraken netted one goal during the opening period and two times in the second period. In the game, Seattle managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Despite the defeat, Seattle managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

As the Wild enter their final game of the regular season, they find themselves in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 39-32-10. In their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games. At home this year, the Wild have gone 20-14-6, and they have dropped their last two games at home.

Against other teams in the Western Conference, Minnesota has gone 24-25 this year, and they are 9-17 in divisional games. When favored this season, the Wild have gone 26-7-5, and they have won four straight games when favored.

Minnesota comes into this game with a puck line record of 42-39 and a puck line record of 19-21 at home. So far this season, the Wild’s average scoring differential is -.1 goals per game.

Over their last ten games at home, the team has gone just 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin when favored is at .9 goals per game. Overall, the Wild have 27 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

In their last game, the Wild went up against the Kings and emerged as winners with a score of 3-1. Against the Kings, Wild’s offense was able to score in all three periods. Minnesota’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 28 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Going into the game, Minnesota was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Seattle Offense Breakdown

The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 29th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kraken have a 14-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-21.

The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 34-43-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 41 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.5 per game.

Wild Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Wild come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 21st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. This year, the Wild have recorded a 24-15 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-17 record.

This season, the Wild have an over/under record of 39-38-4. Throughout the season, they have played 38 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Seattle Team Defense

Defensively, the Kraken are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Kraken vs Wild Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Seattle has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Wild have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Wild have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Seattle has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 6-4 straight up.

Kraken vs Wild Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Wild to take down the Kraken at home. With the moneyline currently at -151, I’m placing my bet on the Wild straight-up.

When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Wild to secure the win and cover. Expect the Wild to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Kraken.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 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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