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Seattle Kraken vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction 2-29-24 Picks

Pittsburgh Penguins (27-21-8) vs. Seattle Kraken (25-22-11)
February 29, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken -111 / Pittsburgh Penguins -111; Over/Under: +6
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Seattle Kraken face off  Thursday in an NHL showdown at Climate Pledge Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Penguins vs Kraken prediction.

Kraken Coming Off Big Win

The Kraken in the last game faced off against the Boston Bruins the last game and they were able to secure the 4-3 victory in a shootout. Oliver Bjorkstrand had a strong game scoring a goal. The Kraken are averaging 2.78 goals while their defense is giving up 2.85 goals per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league while the defense is ranked 10th. Jared McCann is having a strong scoring 25 goals and adding another 21 assists. In this game, the Kraken are going to need the offense to get out to a fast start and try to put the pressure on. 

Penguins Coming off Win over Canucks

The Penguins faced off against the Canucks in the last game and they were able to secure the 4-3 victory. Rickard Rackell had a strong game scoring two goals. The Penguins on the season is averaging 3.00 goals while their defnese is giving up 2.7 goals per game. The defense is ranked 6th and they are going to need the defense to be good here. Jared McCann is having a strong season and he has scored 25 goals and added 21 assists so far this season. 

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Kraken’s last six games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Kraken’s last six games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in eight of the Kraken’s last nine games as favorites.
  • The Kraken have won the first period in each of their last seven games as home favorites after coming off overtime.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Facts

  • The Penguins have won each of their last four games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Penguins have covered the puck line in nine of their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • The Penguins have lost the first period in seven of their last eight games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in five of the Penguins’ last six games as underdogs.

Kraken vs Penguins Betting Prediction 

These are two defenses that are good, and both offenses have been inconsistent. The Penguins are giving up 2.71 goals per game while the Krkaen are giving up 2.85 goals per game. Both of these teams are going to have some major issues going against the defenses and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up under the total. Back the under to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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