Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kraken vs. Sabres NHL Odds
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(7-13-1) Seattle Kraken vs. Buffalo Sabres (8-10-3)
Date: Monday November 29th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kraken -145 Sabres +125 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Kraken +175 Sabres +125
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Kraken are starting to put things together, winners of three of their last four with a great chance to extend that streak as favorites over the Buffalo Sabres. Seattle has scored wins over Washington, Carolina, and Florida over that stretch so they are playing well.
Buffalo has had a different output lately, losing five of their last six. The Sabres’ biggest problem has been their defense as they’ve allowed 5+ goals in four of their last six.
It was expected that Seattle might take some time to mesh considering they are an expansion team. Whether this recent run of strong play is just a fluke or a sign of everything coming together remains to be seen, but oddsmakers think so making the Kraken a road favorite on Monday.
Before jumping on the bandwagon, it’s important to remember that Seattle is also the same team that lost 8 of 10 games in a stretch starting on October 31st. Even so the 4-1 win over Florida on Saturday was impressive especially considering it was on the second leg of the back to back after a loss to Tampa Bay.
Jordan Eberle scored two goals vs. Florida, and he continues to lead Seattle with 16 points. The Kraken are 2-1 over their last three even with co-leading scorer Jaden Schwartz being blanked over that span. A matchup with Buffalo’s #28 scoring defense should cure that.
Chris Driedger started in net vs. the Panthers, stopping 33 of 34 shots in the back to back. It will likely be Philipp Grubauer back between the pipes on Monday though, trying to improve on his .890 save percentage.
Like Seattle, Buffalo also played on the second leg of a back to back on Saturday but the Sabres result was a poorer outcome, losing 2-1 to Detroit. To be fair, the Red Wings are having one of their better seasons in years and Buffalo was a +169 underdog in the game.
Now the Sabres will try to slow down a red hot Kraken squad and break their own trend of five losses in the last six games. To do that Buffalo is going to need some better goaltending. They look to have moved on from Aaron Dell for the time being and with good reason after he’s allowed 10 goals in the last three outings.
Dustin Tokarski got the rare consecutive night start over the weekend, picking up the win over Montreal allowing just one goal. He had to be fatigued on Saturday and his defense didn’t do him any favors in giving up 41 SOG to Detroit in the 3-2 OT loss.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Kraken are 4-1 ATS last 5 vs. Eastern Conference
- Kraken are 2-5 last 7 as a favorite
- Kraken are 1-7 last 8 road games
- OVER is 5-0-1 in Kraken last 6 as a favorite
- Sabres are 17-44 last 61 overall
- Sabres are 1-5 last 5 home games
Free Seattle Kraken vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction
These two teams are heading in opposite directions so why is it still risky to take Seattle in this matchup? The Kraken have beat some quality teams lately, but the best bet here is still on the total.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 5.5
Grubauer hasn’t been his old self since coming over from Colorado in the offseason, and Tokarski could be a bit fatigued in his third start in the last for nights.
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