Montreal Canadiens vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NHL

Montreal Canadiens vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NHL

Odds

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Canadiens money line -220
Canadiens spread -1.5 (+110)
Kraken  money line +180
Kraken spread +1.5 (-130)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Montreal Canadiens Seattle Kraken
Record 12-10 6-11-4
Road / home record 6-4 4-6-2
Streak W2 L7
Goals per game 3.36 2.48
Goals allowed per game 3.55 3.62
Shots per game 32.5 26.6
Shots allowed per game 33.5 34.8
PP % 28.6% 21.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 12-8-2 12-9
 

Preview

The Montreal Canadiens hit the road and will visit the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday night at the United Center. These teams already faced each other last month in Seattle where the Canadiens took the win 6-5.

 

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 6-4 on the road so far this season. In their last game at home, they beat the Panthers 4-3 in overtime. Evan Bouchard scored the tying goal with 5 seconds remaining in the third period and Leon Draisaitl got the winner 22 seconds into overtime.

Leon Draisaitl has 12 goals and 20 assists for the Canadiens. Connor McDavid has five goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken have won 4 of their first 5 games of the season and are 3-1 at home so far ranking 1st in the Pacific. They're coming from a tough game against the Carolina Hurricanes where they came up with the victory 3-2 in overtime with a goal from Tyler Toffoli.

Nazem Kadri has scored 4 goals with 5 assists  and 9 points for the Kraken. Rasmus Andersson leads the team with six assists over the past 5 games.

In their last 10 games the Kraken are 5-5, averaging 3 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games.

Montreal are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Seattle.

Montreal are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games.

Seattle are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 10 games against Montreal.

Seattle are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home..

 

Prediction

The Canadiens have had some very tough games lately and have lost 5 of the last 7 but the Kraken have struggled as well and are only 9-7-2 at home this season. The Canadiens have a good record on the road so I believe the wrong team is favored here. Give me the Canadiens to win.

PICK: Canadiens ML (+110) 

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