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Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 1/14/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Seattle Kraken (25-12-4) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (11-25-4)
January 14, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +220 / Seattle Kraken -278; Over/Under: +6
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The Seattle Kraken and Chicago Blackhawks meet Saturday in NHL action at the United Center. The Seattle Kraken have won 7 straight games. The Chicago Blackhawks have won 3 straight games.

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 19 goals, Andre Burakovsky has 24 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 69.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 41 goals on 355 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 76 goals on 746 shots.

The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Domi leads Chicago with 12 goals, Patrick Kane has 20 assists and Seth Jones has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 58 goals on 491 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 48 goals on 453 shots.

The Kraken are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Blackhawks are 16-36 in their last 52 home games and 15-42 in their last 57 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Kraken last 5 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Kraken last 6 vs. Central. The under is 11-5 in Blackhawks last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 6-2 in Blackhawks last 8 overall.

The Chicago Blackhawks are paying winning hockey this week, but they have a long way to go to earn bettors trust. The Seattle Kraken have been road warriors during this winning stretch, and they’re one of the hottest teams in the league overall. The Blackhawks still have some showing and proving to do. Give me the Kraken and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

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