Can the Seattle Kraken Go On the Road and Upset the St. Louis Blues?
The Seattle Kraken will be heading to Enterprise Center on Wednesday night to take on the At. Louis Blues in a Western Conference matchup. This will be the third and final regular season meeting between the Kraken and the Blues, as the Blues have won both games so far, including a 5-0 shutout road win on January 21. Seattle is last in the Pacific Division (21-41-6, 48 points), while St. Louis is third in the Central Division (37-20-10, 84 points) so far.
There seems to be a pretty sizable difference between these two teams this season, so it should be an interesting matchup. Let’s take a closer look to figure out where we should be betting this game.
Can the Seattle Kraken’s Center Play Slow Down the St. Louis Blues?
Center Jared McCann has been leading Seattle’s offense this season as he has recorded 39 points (24 goals, 15 assists) with three points added in his last five games on the ice. The offense needs some work as a team as they are averaging 2.59 goals on 28.9 shot attempts so far. Goalie Philipp Grubauer has been in the net for the Kraken this year and is struggling as he has posted a 15-28-5 with 3.19 goals allowed per game and an .888 save percentage. Defensively, they are giving up 3.53 goals on 29 shots right now.
The Blues have been an incredible offensive team as they are scoring 3.54 goals on 30.6 shots up to this point. Center Jordan Kyrou has been leading the charge as he has 62 points (22 goals, 40 assists) with an additional three points in his previous five games. As a team defensively, St. Louis is allowing 2.90 goals on 31.4 shot attempts as of this writing. Goaltender Jordan Binnington has been decent as he is 13-13-4 with an .899 save percentage and 3.25 goals allowed per game.
Seattle Kraken at St. Louis Blues Betting Prediction
The offenses of these teams are nowhere similar to one another as of late. The Kraken are scoring one goal per game in their previous three games, while the Blues are averaging 4.3 goals per game in their last three games played. Neither team has a great goaltender in the net this season, so it is going to be on the offensive side where these teams are going to split. St. Louis is playing for something still, while Seattle is just playing for individual statistics as they have already been eliminated from postseason contention. All in all, go with the St. Louis Blues to cover the puck line in their own building.
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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.