Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs. Kraken NHL Odds
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(11-8-5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Seattle Kraken (9-13-2)
Date: Monday December 6th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -135 Kraken +115 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Penguins -1.5 +175 Kraken +1.5 -210
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
The Penguins fly to The Pacific Northwest for their debut game against The Seattle Kraken. Pittsburgh is currently struggling, only winning 1 of their last 4, while Seattle’ has won 3 out of their last 4 games played.
The Penguins are faltering to their core, mainly been blamed on key injuries. As two of their starting centers, Evgeni Malkin, and Brian Boyle are both on the bench.
However, Pittsburgh does enter this tilt with the 3rd ranked shot offense in the NHL. Unfortunately though, they’re only scoring an unsatisfactory 2.8 goals on average, which ranks a paltry 20th.
Moreover, their powerplay is failing to score, only currently successful 15.3% of chances, ranking 24th.
Defensively, Pittsburgh carries the best powerplay league wide, shutting squads down at a 91.8% rate. Furthermore, they’re only granting teams 2.6 goals, on 30.3 shots per matchup. Together ranking a very impressive, 7th and 9th.
The Kraken began their expansion in shambles, looking like a complete bust for their first year. However, tides have turned for the sea creatures, as they now have one of the best defenses in the NHL and are on a beautiful streak.
Offensively speaking, Seattle’s rattling in a decent 3.0 goals, on a very low 28.5 shots per game. Unfortunately, they rank 29th in shots, however they’ve luckily been bailed out by their shooters, as they’re 14th in the NHL.
On the powerplay, The Kraken are 18th in the league, by capitalizing 17.6% of the time.
Like aforementioned, Seattle’s defense is suffocating only allowing 28.5 shots per game on average, ranking 2nd. However, their goaltending has suffered, as they rank 28th in goals against per game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games played.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games played on the road.
- Seattle is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle’s last 8 games played at home.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Seattle Kraken NHL Prediction
Both teams are on the upwards trajectory, however Pittsburgh is the more well oiled machine. On paper, The Penguins should win this game, but don’t count out one of the better shot defenses in the league.
In addition, a couple key components are out for Pittsburgh in this matchup. But, Seattle’s goaltending has been too inconsistent to side with on the moneyline.
With all that being said, Pittsburgh isn’t scoring well without their Centers, averaging 2.5 goals in their last 3 games. Although, Seattle is scoring well, averaging 4.5 goals in their last 3.
However, they’ve recently played bad defenses, and The Penguins are far from that. Let me remind you, The Penguins carry a top ten defense in all categories, with the best PK% in the NHL.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 6.0
With all the defense in this game, we expect a low scoring matchup in Climate Pledge Arena, Monday Night.
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