The Tampa Bay Lightning (12-11-5) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (8-13-6) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and televised on BSSU. Both the Lightning and Kraken will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Seattle Kraken
The Tampa Bay Lightning Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Tampa Bay will be looking to snap their current four game road losing streak in today’s game vs. the Kraken. Overall, they are sitting at 12-11-5 this season. Their current record places them 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 9th in the Eastern conference. This season, Tampa Bay has managed to win 10 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing 11 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 15-13.
In their most recent game, the Lightning fell to the Predators on the road by a score of 5-1. On offense, the Lightning scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. Tampa Bay’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 33 shots on goal in total.
Entering the game as the underdog, Tampa Bay not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Seattle Kraken Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 27 games, the Kraken have achieved an overall record of 8-13-6. When on the road, Seattle holds a 4-6-5 record, while they are 4-7-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 13th in the Western conference. Seattle comes in with three wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 13-14.
Coming off a 2-1 loss at home to the Devils, the Kraken are hoping to bounce back today. The Kraken couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Devils, but they did score one time in the second period. For the game, Seattle’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 38 shots on goal vs. New Jersey.
Although they didn’t win, Seattle did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Lightning offense is 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.
So far, the Lightning have an over/under record of 12-14-2. Coming into the game, they have played 14 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 27th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 5-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 2-7 record.
The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 13-11-3. Over the season, there have been 13 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Defensively, the Lightning come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.5 shots per game against Tampa Bay. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
The Kraken’s defense comes into the game with a ranking of 4th in takeaways and an average of 7.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 18th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.
Lightning vs Kraken Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Tampa Bay has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Although Seattle has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Kraken have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-1.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Lightning have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Lightning to defeat the Kraken while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -127, I’m placing a wager on the Lightning to win outright.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Lightning to win and cover. Watch for the Lightning to win this game by multiple goals 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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