Islanders vs. Kraken Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/7/23
Seattle Kraken (29-15-5) vs. New York Islanders (26-22-5)
February 7, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Islanders -110 / Seattle Kraken -110; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Seattle Kraken and the New York Islanders meet in NHL action from the UBS Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
This game is lined at a coin flip with both teams at -110 on the ML with a total set at 5.5 goals.
Jaden Schwartz, Chris Driedger and Matty Beniers are all out until mid-February for Seattle while Oliver Wahlstrom is out for the season for the Islanders.
These two teams have traded wins in each of the three all-time meetings with Seattle grabbing a 4-1 win back on January 1st, 2023.
Seattle is 7-1 in their last 8 road games and 8-1 in their last 9 games against the Eastern Conference while the under is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games against the Metropolitan division. New York is 4-10 in their last 14 games overall and 20-47 in their last 67 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I’m sticking with Seattle here. I’m just not up to trusting the Islanders on a back-to-back in their current form where scoring 2 goals or less is enough to win games. There’s only so long that defense can hold before it gives way, and I think we’re at or maybe even past that point. I’ll side with Seattle to get the job done here.