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Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken Prediction 4-16-24 Picks

Seattle Kraken (33-34-13) vs. Winnipeg Jets (50-24-6)
April 16, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -217 / Seattle Kraken +170; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Kraken vs Jets prediction for this NHL showdown on Tuesday, April 16th at the Canada Life Centre. We will take a look at: 

-Seattle Kraken recent form and recent player performance

-The Winnipeg Jets recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Kraken and Jets. 

Kraken’s Offense is Struggling

The Kraken’s offense is really struggling heading into this game, and over the last three games, they have scored only three goals total. In the last game against the St. Louis Blues, the Kraken were defeated 4-1. The Kraken are averaging 2.58 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.81 goals per game. Their offense has been strong, but their defense has been a major issue. Jared McCann has scored 29 goals and added 32 assists. 

Jets Coming off a Dominant Victory

The Jets faced off against the Colorado Avalanche in the last game, but the offense was elite, scoring seven goals. Sean Monahan scored two goals and added an assist. The Jets are averaging 3.14 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.41 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league, while the defense is ranked 1st. Mark Scheifele has scored 25 goals and added 45 assists. 

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won each of their last six games.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Kraken and Jets.
  • The Jets have won the second period in seven of their last eight games at Canada Life Centre following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in four of the Jets’ last five games.

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have lost each of their last nine games as underdogs.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in nine of the Kraken’s last 10 games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3’ market has hit in each of the Kraken’s last 13 games as underdogs.
  • The Kraken have won the third period in four of their last five night games against opponents on a winning streak.

Kraken vs Jets Prediction

These are two elite defenses, and both defenses are going to step up in a big way here. The Kraken are giving up 2.81 goals, while the Jets are giving up only 2.41 goals per game. Both of the offenses are going to struggle to get quality scoring chances here and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up being lower scoring. Back the under to cash here with ease. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

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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