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Seattle Kraken vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3-14-24 Picks

Washington Capitals (30-25-9) vs. Seattle Kraken (28-24-12)
March 14, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken -164 / Washington Capitals +136; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article we will formulate a Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken betting prediction for this NHL game on Thursday, March 14th at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Capitals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Kraken recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Seattle
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Seattle
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Washington and Seattle

Capitals Preview

The Washington Capitals are 30-25-9 this season after they lost to Edmonton by a score of 7-2 in their last game. Washington tied the game at two in the first period, but they allowed the last five goals in the game for the loss. The Capitals were out shot by a total of 37-25 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. Washington lost to Winnipeg by a score of 3-0 in the game prior to Edmonton, but did beat Chicago and Pittsburgh before that. The Capitals are scoring 2.65 goals per game and they are allowing 3.06 goals against per game, while going 18.9% on the power play and 80.3% on the penalty kill. Dylan Strome has led Washington with 22 goals, 29 assists, and 134 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Washington is Darcy Kuemper, who is 13-12-3 this year with a 3.15 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. 

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 28-24-12 this year after they lost to Vegas in overtime by a score of 5-4 in their last game. Seattle led 4-2 in the third period, but they allowed the tying goal with 17 seconds left and lost in overtime. The Kraken were out shot by a total of 34-30 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Seattle lost to Winnipeg by a score of 3-0 in the game prior to Vegas, but did beat the Jets and Flames before that. The Kraken are scoring 2.73 goals per game and they are allowing 2.81 goals against per game, while going 20.8% on the power play and 79.1% on the penalty kill. Jared McCann has led Seattle with 27 goals, 26 assists, and 162 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Philipp Grubauer, who is 10-10-2 this year with a 2.85 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have won each of their last nine games as home favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Kraken have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games after coming off overtime.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3’ market has hit in each of the Kraken’s last eight games as home favorites against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Kraken have won the first period in each of their last eight games as home favorites after coming off overtime.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The Capitals have lost each of their last six games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Capitals have covered the puck line in eight of their last 10 games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in six of the Capitals’ last seven games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Capitals have lost the first period in five of their last six night games following a road loss.

Capitals vs Kraken Betting Prediction

Both of these teams are trying to make a push for the playoffs, so this game is very important for both sides. Seattle let one get away in their last game with Vegas, but they will try to bounce back here. The Kraken are only 14-12-6 at home, while Washington is 13-14-4 on the road. Neither team is very high scoring, but Seattle is the slightly better defensive team. This should be a very entertaining game between two desperate teams, but I have to go with Seattle at home here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Kraken ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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