New York Rangers (8-6-3) vs. Seattle Kraken (8-5-3)
November 17, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken -114 / New York Rangers -105; Over/Under: +5.5
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The New York Rangers and Seattle Kraken meet Thursday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. The New York Rangers have split their last 10 games. The Seattle Kraken have won 6 of their last 9 games.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.06 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 9 goals, Artmei Panarin has 17 assists, and Vincent Trocheck has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.76 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 29 goals on 341 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 16 goals on 137 shots.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.25 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 5 goals, Andre Burakovsky has 10 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 12 goals on 86 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 28 goals on 309 shots.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Kraken are 1-9 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 10-4 in Rangers last 14 road games and 16-6 in Rangers last 22 overall. The under is 4-0 in Kraken last 4 home games and 5-0 in Kraken last 5 overall.
The New York Rangers are the better team on paper and probably the more trustworthy side, but they’ve been a bit disappointing through 17 games, and I’m not excited to back them on the road until they get things together. The Seattle Kraken continue to play surprisingly good hockey, and it’s to the point you want to keep backing them until they return to reality. The Kraken are a profitable team this season. I’ll take the home team here.