The Seattle Kraken (19-15-9) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (27-13-2) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kraken are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs New York Rangers
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Seattle enters tonight’s contest with a record of 19-15-9, putting them in 9th place in the Western Conference standings. In the Pacific Division, the Kraken are in 5th place.
On the road this season, Seattle has gone 10-7-6. Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 9-1, and they have won four of their last five games overall.
On the road this season, the Kraken have a puck line record of 15-8, and their puck line record as the underdog is 19-10. So far, Seattle has 10 wins by multiple goals and 12 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin on the road is -.2 goals per game.
Over their last ten games, the Kraken have a puck line record of 7-3, and their puck line record this season is 25-18. In their last five road games, Seattle has a puck line record of 4-1, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten road games.
Following a 3-0 loss on the road to the Penguins, the Kraken are eager to bounce back. Seattle’s offense struggled vs. the Penguins, failing to come up with a goal in the game. While being shutout, the Kraken’s offense finished with 7 giveaways and took a total of 22 shots on goal.
As the underdog, Seattle suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Rangers have gone 14-6-0 and have been favored in 34 of their 42 games. Overall, they are 27-13-2 and sit in first place in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, they have gone 4-6, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games.
Against the Eastern Conference, New York has gone 15-9, and they are in third place in the conference. In their last three games, they have gone 1-2.
At home this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of just 7-13, and their average scoring margin at home is just +.4 goals per game. So far, 15 of their wins have come by multiple goals.
Overall, New York’s puck line record is 19-23, and they have dropped five straight games against the puck line. In their last ten games at home, the Rangers have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.
In their previous game, the Rangers hosted the Capitals and game away with a 2-1 win. In the first period, the Rangers found success on offense with two times, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
New York couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 26th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Kraken are 8-6 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 18-22-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
New York Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Rangers come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.
The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 21-18-3. Over the season, there have been 20 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.2 goals per game.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Kraken vs Rangers Trends
- Seattle has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Across the Rangers last three home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kraken have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 5-5.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Rangers is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -202, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a 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 Rangers victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, 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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