Boston Bruins vs Seattle Kraken 1/12/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Seattle Kraken (24-12-4) vs. Boston Bruins (32-4-4)
January 12, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -192 / Seattle Kraken +155; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Seattle Kraken and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Thursday night.

The Seattle Kraken will look to build on their six-game win streak after a 4-3 win over Buffalo in their last game. Andre Burakovsky leads Seattle in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 24 assists while Jordan Eberle has 34 points with 10 goals and 24 assists and Matty Beniers has 34 points with 16 goals and 18 assists. Jared McCann also has a team-high 19 goals this season for Seattle. Martin Jones has gone 19-5-3 with a 2.78 GAA and an .894 save percentage while Philipp Grubauer is 4-7-1 with a 3.49 GAA and an .885 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season.

The Boston Bruins will look to build on their four-game win streak after a 7-1 rout of Anaheim in their last game. David Pastrnak has 58 points with team-highs of 32 goals and 26 assists while Brad Marchand has 37 points while Patrice Bergeron has 33 points with 15 goals and 18 assists and David Krejci has 31 points with 11 goals and 20 assists.  Linus Ullmark’s gone 22-1-1 with a 1.87 GAA and a .938 save percentage while Jeremy Swayman’s gone 9-3-3 with a 2.51 GAA and a .905 save percentage this season.

Seattle is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 games played on 1 day’s rest while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games played in the fourth game of a four game in six days situation. Boston is 36-15 in their last 51 games against the Pacific division and 41-12 in their last 53 home games while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games following a win.

I get the case to be made on either side in this game, but I’m backing Seattle on the puck line here. I think Seattle, despite being a second-year expansion team, have played much better and extremely well this season, especially on the road, that they’ve earned enough respect to think they can go into Boston and battle. The Bruins have been dominant at home this season, but have won their last three games at home by one goal and I think this one will be another tight one. Give me the Kraken +1.5 here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Seattle +1.5

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