Kraken vs Oilers Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/18/23
Edmonton Oilers (38-23-8) vs. Seattle Kraken (38-23-7)
March 18, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken +112 / Edmonton Oilers -139; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Edmonton Oilers 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 Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 57 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 57 assists and Zach Hyman has 239 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has allowed 106 goals on 898 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has given up 113 goals on 1,281 shots.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 33 goals, Vince Dunn has 43 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 174 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 83 goals on 789 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 119 goals on 1,052 shots.
The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Kraken are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 33-15-4 in Oilers last 52 overall. The over is 4-1 in Kraken last 5 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are the more talented team and playing the better hockey but laying juice with them on the road against another playoff team feels a bit strange. The Seattle Kraken are no walk in the park by any means, and they’re due for a home victory at some point. The value feels like it’s on Kraken at home.