The Carolina Hurricanes and Seattle Kraken meet Monday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes look to get off to a quick 3-0 start. The Seattle Kraken look to rebound from a 1-1-1 start.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Martin Necas leads Carolina with 2 goals, Andrei Svechnikov has 1 assist and Brent Burns has 8 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 1 goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 1 goal on 32 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 1 goal on 19 shots.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 4 goals per game and are scoring on 36.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads Seattle with 2 goals, Matty Beniers has 3 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 62.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 5 goals on 33 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 6 goals on 51 shots.
The Hurricanes are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 15-7 in their last 22 overall. The Kraken are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 19-42 in their last 61 overall. The under is 8-2 in Hurricanes last 10 overall. The over is 20-9-2 in Hurricanes last 31 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Kraken last 4 Monday games. The over is 5-2 in Kraken last 7 overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes look like a team that's picked up where they left off last year, and their defense has led the charge through 2 contests. The Seattle Kraken look fun, and they're scoring a lot of goals, but they've also been hard to trust against some of the better teams in the league dating back to last season. I'm just not there where I can back the Kraken, even if we're getting a nice price with them at home. The Canes are the safer pick. I'll lay the reasonable juice with them on the road.