The Seattle Kraken and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Seattle Kraken Betting Preview
The Seattle Kraken need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Kraken beat the Islanders in overtime on Thursday. The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.56 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads Seattle with 8 goals, Vince Dunn has 14 assists, and Jared McCann has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 31 goals on 281 shots faced, while Joey Daccord has allowed 27 goals on 268 shots.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 9 games. The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Flames 2-5 on Thursday. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 4.24 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Quinn Hughes has 21 assists and Quinn Hughes has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.41 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 22 goals on 325 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 18 goals on 205 shots.
The Seattle Kraken are having issues finishing games, and the lack of effort defensively makes them hard to trust on the road. The Vancouver Canucks continue to pile up the wins and their offense has been downright ridiculous. The Canucks are in far and away better form, and being at home only helps. The price is a little steep, but I'm still backing the Canucks on their home ice against a slumping Kraken side.