Seattle Kraken Travel to Los Angeles to Face the Kings
The Seattle Kraken will head to the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night to take on the Los Angeles Kings in a Pacific Divisional game. This will be just the second of four games against one another. Last time out, Los Angeles picked up a 3-1 road victory back on January 15th.
The Kraken are last in the Pacific Division (20-38-6, 46 points) at this point, while the Kings are currently second in the division (35-22-8, 78 points) right now.
There seems to be a bit of a difference between these teams, so it will definitely be an interesting game to keep your eye on. Let’s look at Seattle and Los Angeles to figure out how to bet for this game.
Match Preview: Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings March 28th
The Kraken are struggling a bit on the offensive side of the ice as they are averaging 2.59 goals on 28.9 shot attempts this season. Center Yanni Gourde has been leading the team in both points and assists as he has recorded 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) while adding five points in as many games.
The defensive side of the ice has Seattle allowing 3.55 goals on 29 shots. Goaltender Jonathan Quick is a middle-of-the-road player inside of the net as he is 17-12-7 with a .909 save percentage and 2.65 goals allowed per game up to this point.
Los Angeles is currently led offensively by center Anze Kopitar as he is tied for 35th in the league in assists as he has produced 54 points (16 goals, 38 assists) with just three points in his previous nine games played.
As a team, they are scoring 2.82 goals on 35 shots. Goalie Philipp Grubauer is not having a good year so far as he is 15-26-5 with 3.17 goals allowed per game and a .889 save percentage now. The Kings are giving up 2.72 goals on 28.5 shot attempts this season.
Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview
These defenses are showing a bit of a difference as the Kraken are giving up three goals per game in their last five games while the Kings are allowing two goals per game in their previous three games.
Jonathan Quick should be able to control this Seattle offense, and this Los Angeles team has already shown the ability to cover the puck line against Seattle this season.
Looking at their records against the spread, Seattle is 29-35 this season, while Los Angeles is an incredible 39-26 right now. All in all, go with the Los Angeles Kings to cover the puck line in a home game against a divisional opponent.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.