The Vegas Golden Knights (22-10-5) travel to face off against the Seattle Kraken (14-14-9) on Monday, January 1st. This game will be played at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Golden Knights currently hold an overall record of 22-10-5. When playing on the road, Vegas has a 9-7-3 record, while they are 13-3-2 at home. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Pacific division and 3rd in the Western conference. Vegas’ average scoring margin this season is +.6, leading to an overall puck line record of 18-19. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +1.3, while on the road, it is +.1.
Facing the Kings in their last game, the Golden Knights won by a score of 3-2. Offensively, the Golden Knights scored one goal in the first period and two times in the second period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Vegas came away with a victory against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Seattle Kraken Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Kraken have a mark of 14-14-9. When going on the road, Seattle has a record of 7-6-6 record, while they are 7-8-3 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 11th in the Western conference. This season, Seattle’s average scoring margin is -0.4, which has their puck line record at 20-17. Their average home scoring margin is -0.2, and in road games, it stands at -0.6.
In their recent matchup, the Kraken hosted the Flyers and came away with a 2-1 victory. During the initial two periods, the Kraken struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with one goal in the third period. Of Seattle’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 29 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Seattle’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. So far this year, the Golden Knights are 12-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-3 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Golden Knights’ stands at 18-19-0. They have had 20 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Seattle Offense Breakdown
The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Seattle’s offense comes into the game ranked 14th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.
The Kraken’s over/under record this season is 16-18-3. For the season, they have had 20 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging5.8 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Seattle Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Kraken Trends
- Although Vegas has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- In their last five home games, Seattle has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have gone 8-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kraken to take down the Golden Knights at home. With the moneyline currently at +117, I’m placing my bet on the Kraken straight-up.
Our projections have the Kraken pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Kraken, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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