Kraken vs Blue Jackets Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Columbus Blue Jackets (15-30-3) vs. Seattle Kraken (28-14-5)
January 28, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken -238 / Columbus Blue Jackets +185; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Seattle Kraken meet Saturday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Columbus with 14 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 34 assists and Boone Jenner has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 61 goals on 678 shots faced, and Elvis Merzlikins has given up 79 goals on 599 shots.

The Seattle Kraken Betting Preview

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 23 goals, Jordan Eberle has 27 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 44 goals on 411 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 90 goals on 856 shots.

The Blue Jackets are 7-21 in their last 28 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-47 in their last 67 overall. The Kraken are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 10-3 in their last 13 overall. The over is 15-6 in Blue Jackets last 21 Saturday games. The under is 13-4-2 in Kraken last 19 home games.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been fade material for most of the year, and that doesn’t change with them on the road and on the end of a back to back. The Seattle Kraken remain one of the hotter teams in the league, and they actually headed into last night as the most profitable team in the league. At home, I have no choice but to side with the Kraken and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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