The Seattle Kraken (12-14-9) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (14-15-5) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The Kraken are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.
Seattle Kraken vs Calgary Flames
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Flames, the Kraken have a record of 12-14-9 so far. At home, their record is 6-8-3 and 6-6-6 on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 12th in the Western conference. This season, Seattle’s average scoring margin is -0.5, which has their puck line record at 19-16. Their average home scoring margin is -0.3, and in road games, it stands at -0.7.
Facing the Ducks in their last game, the Kraken won by a score of 3-2. In the first period against the Ducks, the Kraken scored two goals, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. Of Seattle’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 22 shots on goal and 18 giveaways.
Although Seattle secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Flames have an overall record of 14-15-5. On the road, Calgary holds a 6-9-4 mark, and they are 8-6-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 11th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.4, resulting in an overall puck line record of 17-17. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.1, whereas in away games, they are at -0.7.
Coming off a 5-3 loss on the road to the Kings, the Flames are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Flames’ offense scored in each period against the Kings. One of Calgary’s three goals came while in power play, while they scored one time when shorthanded. They finished the game with 32 shots on goal.
Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This season, the Kraken are 6-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-8 record.
For the season, the over/under record of the Kraken’s stands at 16-16-3. They have had 16 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. The Calgary offense is ranked 29th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.
This season, the Flames have an over/under record of 19-14-1. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29 shots per game against Seattle. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 1 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
Calgary defense takes on the Kraken ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. They alsso are 24th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Kraken vs Flames 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 2-3 overall in these games.
- Calgary has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Flames have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Kraken have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flames to take down the Kraken at home. With the moneyline currently at -148, I’m placing my bet on the Flames straight-up.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Kraken to cover. Even if the Flames secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Kraken should cover the puck line.
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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