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Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023
  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Kraken (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Preview

Looking to win big? The Kings and Kraken face off at 10:00 ET on KCAL. The Kraken are hosting the game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.

The Kings are the favored team in this Pacific divisional contest against the Kraken. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6 goals. Check out BetCoco for Seattle Kraken – Los Angeles Kings odds

Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back on the last three times the Kraken and Kings have played each other, Seattle has the edge with a record of 2-1. However, the average scoring differential in these matchups is dead even with each team averaging 4 goals per game.

  • In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their three previous home games, Seattle has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kraken have a straight up record of 1-4 and an puck line mark of 3-2.
  • The last three games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction

Ahead of their matchup with Seattle, the Kings have a 16-6-4 record. Their performance when favored is 11-4-2, while they hold a 5-2-2 record as underdogs. On the road, they have gone 11-1-1 this season and are 5-5-3 at home.

Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. So far this year, the Kings are 10-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Entering the game, goalie Cam Talbot has started 18 games this season. His current record stands at 12-5, and his save percentage is 0.833%.

Coming into their game vs. Los Angeles, the Kraken are 10-14-7. They are 4-3-2 when favored and 6-11-5 as the underdog. When they have hit the road, they have a 4-6-5 record this season, and they are 6-8-2 at home.

On the offensive side, the Kraken are scoring an 2.7 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.

Goalie Joey Daccord comes into the game having made 14 starts this season. So far, his record is 5-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.7%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Kings picking up a 4-3 win.

Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Tips

Seattle Kraken Injury Report

  • Justin Schultz – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Philipp Grubauer – Lower Body – Out
  • Andre Burakovsky – Upper Body – Out
  • Jaden Schwartz – Lower Body – Out

Los Angeles Kings Injury Report

  • Viktor Arvidsson – Lower Body – Out
  • Pheonix Copley – Undisclosed – Questionable
  • Vladislav Gavrikov – Lower Body – Out
  • Arthur Kaliyev – Illness – Questionable

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