Canadiens vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/4

Canadiens vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/4

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Seattle Kraken vs. Montreal Canadiens - NHL Preview

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting clash as the struggling Seattle Kraken, with an 8-11-6 record, take on the Montreal Canadiens, holding a 10-11-3 record, in this NHL matchup. In this preview, we'll explore key player statistics, recent performances, and provide our prediction for the game scheduled on December 4, 2023, at 5:30 PM.

 

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken, currently fifth in the Pacific Division, enter the game with a challenging 4-game losing streak. They face an uphill battle against the Canadiens and will look to turn their fortunes around.

Goaltender Comparison:

Seattle's goaltenders, Philipp Grubauer and Joey Daccord, face tough competition against Montreal's netminders, Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault. Grubauer, with a 3.37 GA/G and .882 SV%, aims to improve his performance.

 

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens, currently sixth in the Atlantic Division, have a chance to capitalize on the Kraken's recent struggles. Goaltender Jake Allen and his .898 SV% will play a crucial role in their efforts to secure a victory.

Game Information:

Date: December 4, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC

Line: SEA -155

Over/Under: 6.5

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch in this matchup include Oliver Bjorkstrand for the Kraken and Nick Suzuki for the Canadiens, both with 20 points each. Bjorkstrand leads in goals, while Suzuki is a significant playmaker for Montreal.

 

Injury Report

Both teams have key players listed on the injury report, with Jaden Schwartz for the Kraken and Alex Newhook for the Canadiens. Their absence could impact the team dynamics.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

Seattle Kraken

Montreal Canadiens

 

Prediction

Considering the recent struggles of the Seattle Kraken and the defensive capabilities of both goaltenders, our prediction leans towards the under of 6.5 goals in this matchup. Both teams may focus on tightening their defensive play, leading to a lower-scoring game.

Watch for a closely contested battle with a potential defensive showcase.

 

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

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