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Seattle Kraken and New Jersey Devils Clash in High-Stakes Game to Improve Division Standings

The Seattle Kraken and the New Jersey Devils will face off in a game as both teams seek to improve their performance in their respective divisions. The Kraken have had a difficult season, currently sitting at the bottom of the Pacific Division with a record of 21-20-10. They have struggled recently, winning only three out of their last 10 games and suffering two consecutive losses. The Devils, with a record of 25-21-4, are in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division and have also had a challenging stretch, winning just three of their last 10 games. Despite their struggles, both teams are determined to make strides in their divisions. The upcoming game between the Kraken and the Devils promises to be an exciting one. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that New Jersey is the betting favorite for this game, opening at -148 and the line remains unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Kraken +128 | Devils -148
  • Spread: Kraken +1.5 (-198) | Devils -1.5 (+168)
  • Total: Over/Under 6.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that New Jersey will win straight-up is 60%.

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Seattle Kraken

The Kraken are currently experiencing a challenging season, mainly due to their struggling offense. They have been averaging only 2.76 goals per game and have scored a mere two goals in their last two games. The majority of offensive contributions have come from Oliver Bjorkstrand and Jared McCann, who have combined for 34 goals and 42 assists. However, the rest of the offense has been struggling, with only five skaters managing to score nine goals or more. As a result, opponents have been able to easily neutralize their offense.

On the brighter side, the Kraken's defense has been performing well, allowing an average of only 2.86 goals per game. Adam Larsson and Jamie Oleksiak have been particularly impressive, with a combined total of 6.0 defensive point shares and 214 blocked shots. Additionally, Vince Dunn, Brian Dumoulin, and William Borgen have added depth to the defensive unit with a combined total of 6.9 defensive point shares. Goaltender Joey Daccord has also been a standout performer, boasting a .921 save percentage and a 2.34 goals-against average on 1012 shots, resulting in 17.0 goals saved above average.

In terms of rankings, the Kraken currently hold the 8th position. However, their offense ranks 28th, averaging 2.80 goals per game, while their defense ranks 11th, allowing an average of 2.94 points per game. Overall, their season record stands at 21 wins, 20 losses, and 10 overtime losses.

New Jersey Devils Analysis

The Devils' offense has been performing well this season, with players like Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt, and Tyler Toffoli leading the team in goals and assists. Other players such as Nico Hischier, Erik Haula, and Dawson Mercer have also contributed significantly. Defensemen Luke Hughes and John Marino have helped open up the offense with their contributions from the point. However, the defense has struggled, allowing a high average of 3.52 goals per game, especially in their last four games. Kevin Bahl and Colin Miller have been the standout defensive players, but the rest of the unit has struggled, giving opponents easy opportunities to score. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek has also had a tough time, with a below-average save percentage and goals-against average. The Devils currently have a power ranking of 24 and a record of 25-21-4. In their recent matchups against Seattle, the Devils went 2-0-1. For more information on betting, please visit the best betting sites available.

Devils Expected to Dominate Against Kraken in Upcoming Match

In this upcoming match, it is anticipated that the Kraken will attempt to secure an unexpected victory. However, it is my assessment that the Devils will rise to the occasion and dominate this game from the very first period. Given their exceptional average of 3.38 goals per game, the Devils' offensive prowess, led by Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt, and the entire forward unit, will undoubtedly generate ample scoring opportunities. Utilizing swift passes and carrying the puck efficiently into the offensive zone, the Devils will create openings for high-percentage shots. Defensively, the Devils will effectively curb the Kraken's offense, which typically only manages 2.76 goals per game. Colin Miller and Kevin Bahl will expertly guard the blue line, obstructing access to the net and restricting shooting lanes. This strategic positioning will enable goaltender Vitek Vanecek to execute numerous crucial saves. With a strong performance on home ice, it is highly probable that the Devils will emerge victorious in this contest. Therefore, it is recommended to place the bet on the Devils money line as home favorites.

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