The St. Louis Blues (24-20-2) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (20-18-9) on Friday, January 26th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Blues vs Kraken
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Blues have gone 24-20-2 and are in 5th place in the Central Division. They are also 9th in the Western Conference. On the road, St. Louis has gone 10-12-1 and has won two straight games away from home.
As the underdog, the Blues have gone 18-13-2 this season and have won two straight games when not favored. In their last three games, St. Louis has won all three, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games.
On the season, the Blues have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. They have an overall puck line record of 26-20, including going 11-12 against the puck line on the road.
St. Louis has been the underdog in 33 games this season and has a puck line record of 21-12 as the underdog. So far, they have had 14 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.
Facing the Canucks in their last game, the Blues won by a score of 4-3. The Blues managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Canucks, following their two goals in the first period. Of St. Louis’ four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 18 shots on goal and had two giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, St. Louis managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Kraken are 10-9-3 and have been favored in 15 of their 22 games. In the Pacific Division, Seattle is in 5th place with a record of 6-8.
Overall, the Kraken are 20-18-9, and they come into this game having lost four straight games as the underdog. In their last ten games, Seattle has gone 6-4, and they are 11th in the Western Conference.
Seattle comes into this game with a puck line record of 26-21 on the year, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this season, the Kraken have 11 wins by more than one goal and have gone 7-8 against the puck line as the favorite.
As the underdog, Seattle has a puck line record of 19-13, and they have dropped four straight games against the puck line when not favored. In their last five games, the Kraken have gone just 1-4 against the puck line.
The Kraken played host to the Blackhawks in their previous game and emerged with a 6-2 win. Against the Blackhawks, Kraken’s offense was able to score in all three periods. All six goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.
Seattle also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. This season, the Blues have a 10-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-11 record.
The Blues’ over/under record this season is 18-23-5. For the season, they have had 19 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Kraken Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. Seattle’s offense is currently ranked 21st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 28th in the league.
This season, the Kraken’s have an over/under record of 20-24-3. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
Seattle defense takes on the Blues ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Blues vs Kraken Trends
- St. Louis 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 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- The Kraken are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 0-3.
- The last five games that St. Louis was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kraken to come out with a win against the Blues while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -149, I’m placing my bet on the Kraken to win outright.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Blues to cover. Even in the event of a Kraken victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Blues 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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