Kraken vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/17

Kraken vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/17

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NHL Predictions: Colorado Avalanche vs. Seattle Kraken

 

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Get ready for an exciting matchup in the NHL as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Seattle Kraken. The Avalanche, with a perfect 2-0 record, face the Kraken, who are still seeking their first win this season. Join us as we analyze this game, provide expert insights, and offer betting advice.

The game is scheduled for October 17, 2023, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, with a 7:00 PM start time. The Avalanche are favored to win at -155, with an over/under of 6.5 goals.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Offense

The Avalanche have started the season strong, averaging 3.00 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team in points with 4, including 2 goals and 2 assists. Colorado's offensive performance has been impressive thus far.

Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche have been solid, allowing only 1.50 goals per game. Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev has been exceptional with a 2-0 record, a 1.45 goals-against average, and a .947 save percentage.

Injuries

The Avalanche have Maros Jedlicka listed as out due to injury.

 

Seattle Kraken

Offense

Seattle has struggled offensively, averaging just 0.67 goals per game. The Kraken will look to improve their offensive output, especially against a strong Avalanche team.

Defense

Defensively, the Kraken have allowed an average of 2.67 goals per game. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer will play a vital role in keeping the Avalanche's offense in check.

Injuries

The Kraken have Brandon Tanev listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

 

Prediction

Considering the strong defensive performances by both teams and the goaltending prowess of Alexandar Georgiev for the Avalanche, this matchup is likely to be a low-scoring game. The under of 6.5 goals is a smart bet, as it's expected that both teams will focus on defense and limiting scoring opportunities.

With the Kraken struggling to find the back of the net and the Avalanche's solid defensive record, it's unlikely that this game will see a high-scoring affair. Betting on the under is the safer choice for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 6.5 Goals

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