Golden Knights vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/10

Golden Knights vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/10

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NHL Predictions: Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden Knights

 

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The 2023 NHL season kicks off with a thrilling showdown on Tuesday, October 10, as the Seattle Kraken take on the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's a Pacific Division showdown that promises to be a captivating start to the season.

Seattle enters its third NHL season with the aim of making an impact, but they have struggled against the Golden Knights in previous matchups.

 

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken made a remarkable impression in the 2022-23 NHL season, finishing with a 46-28-8 record and securing the top wild card spot in the Western Conference. They had a strong playoff run, reaching the second round before being eliminated by the Dallas Stars.

Jared McCann was a standout performer last season, tallying 40 goals and 30 assists in 79 games. The Kraken's offense was potent, ranking fifth in the NHL in goals for 3.52 per game. However, their defense was middle-of-the-road, ranking 15th in goals against with 3.07 per game.

Philipp Grubauer is expected to be in the crease for the Kraken, aiming to continue his strong performances. Joey Daccord will provide backup in the goaltending department.

 

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights had a triumphant 2022-23 season, winning their first Stanley Cup. They dominated the regular season with a 51-22-9 record and continued their success in the playoffs, ultimately defeating the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final.

Jack Eichel was a key player for Vegas last season, contributing 66 points. The team's offense was solid, ranking 14th in goals for 3.26 per game, while their defense was strong, ranking 11th in goals against with 2.74 per game.

Adin Hill will guard the cage for the Golden Knights in the season opener, backed up by Logan Thompson.

 

Prediction

When it comes to this matchup, the Vegas Golden Knights appear to have the upper hand in all aspects. They are the defending Stanley Cup champions, boasting a strong offense and solid defense. The Kraken have potential, but Vegas' recent success and overall team strength make them the favorites.

Expect the Vegas Golden Knights to secure a convincing victory in their season opener. The -170 moneyline reflects their superior position, and they have the potential to cover the puck line with ease. Watch for a dominant performance from the Golden Knights as they begin their quest to defend their championship.

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Pick: Golden Knights ML -170

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