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NHL: Seattle Kraken vs. Penguins Prediction 1/15/2024

The Seattle Kraken (19-14-9) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (20-16-6) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN+. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.

Seattle Kraken vs Pittsburgh Penguins

The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A WinSeattle Kraken

Seattle comes into today’s game with a record of 19-14-9, which has them sitting in 9th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they currently rank 5th. On the road, the Kraken have gone 10-6-6 this season.

Over their last ten games, Seattle has won nine straight games, and they have won four straight games when they have been the underdog. In games against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Kraken have gone 9-15 this season.

Seattle enters the game with a puck line record of 25-17 and a road puck line mark of 15-7. The Kraken have gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last 10 games and have won five straight games vs. the puck line.

So far, Seattle has 10 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 11 games by more than one goal. The team’s average scoring margin on the road is -.1 goals per game, and they are 7-3 against the puck line in their last 10 road games.

Facing the Blue Jackets in their last game, the Kraken won by a score of 7-4. Facing off against the Blue Jackets’ defense, the Kraken offense scored in all three periods. Out of Seattle’s seven goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had one giveaways.

Seattle came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Losspittsburgh pengins

At home this season, the Penguins have gone 10-8-2 and are 12-10-4 when favored. In the Eastern Conference standings, Pittsburgh is in 11th place and has a record of 20-16-6.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 5-5 and are 2-3 in their last five games. So far this year, Pittsburgh has been favored in 26 of their 42 games.

At home, the Penguins have gone 9-11 against the puck line this year, and they have gone 5-5 in their last ten games at home. So far, Pittsburgh has 14 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 20-21, and their scoring differential is +.3 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

Coming off a 3-2 loss on the road to the Hurricanes, the Penguins are hoping to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Penguins couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score two goals in the third period. In the game, Pittsburgh managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 40 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Despite the loss, Pittsburgh did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Seattle Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. The Kraken went 8-6 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-8.

The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 18-21-3. For the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Penguins are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 13-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-6.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 16-22-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Seattle Team Defense

Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

The Penguins defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.7 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 5 shutouts.

Kraken vs Penguins Trends

  • In their last three road games, Seattle has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five games at home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Penguins have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 7-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Kraken have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Kraken vs Penguins Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Penguins to pick up on a win over the Kraken at home. With the moneyline sitting at -145, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Penguins straight-up.

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

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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