Canadiens Aim to Cool Off Kraken
The Seattle Kraken are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers but that was just their first loss in eight games. They had been one of the hottest teams in the league with a seven-game winning streak before that.
On Tuesday, they’ll host the Montreal Canadiens, who have hit a rough patch. Those who bet online have seen the Canadiens lose two straight, which is part of a sluggish 4-5-1 record in their last 10 games.
Can the Kraken cash in on the NHL betting odds or will the Canadiens pull the upset in the sportsbook? Let’s take a closer look.
Montreal Can’t Close Games
One thing that’s been an issue most of the season has been the Montreal Canadiens’ inability to close out games. Against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, they jumped out to a 4-0 lead.
However, they quickly crumbled after that and wound up losing that game in overtime 7-6. That really stings the morale for a young, developing roster.
As you might imagine, goaltending let them down in that spot and it continues to be an Achilles heel. It’s anticipated that Jake Allen will be the man in the crease on Tuesday.
He’s been barely passable with a 7-9-0 record and a 3.51 goals-against average. He’s lost three out of his last four starts, giving up 15 total goals in his last four losses, and needs to play better.
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Kraken Seven-Game Streak Ends
Seattle was putting together a run that the franchise hadn’t seen since its introduction into the NHL. The Kraken’s seven-game winning streak now stands as a franchise record but it came to an end in the 5-1 loss to Florida.
The Kraken were bound to have a bad night eventually. Starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer allowed five goals on 28 shots after holding teams to just two goals in each of his last three starts.
Overall, this team is surging up the standings and is going to be a very tough team to beat. Especially now that they’ve gotten that loss out of the way.
Canadiens vs Kraken Injuries
Canadiens vs Kraken Head-to-Head
These two teams met up twice a season ago, with the Kraken winning both times.
Canadiens vs Kraken Game Information
- Game: Canadiens (12-11-2) vs Kraken (15-6-3)
- Location: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 p.m. ET
- Canadiens vs Kraken Live stream: NHL.TV
Canadiens vs Kraken Betting Lines
Canadiens vs Kraken Picks & Prediction
The Kraken are listed as the favorite and are probably a solid betting option here. Seattle has been on fire outside of that tough loss to the Panthers.
The Canadiens are having issues between the pipes and are on the road where they are 6-5-2. Go with the Kraken for your NHL picks.
The Seattle Kraken are listed at -260 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Seattle Kraken, you have a chance to win $38. The Montreal Canadiens are +220, offering a chance to win $220 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Seattle Kraken a 72.22% chance to win, with the Montreal Canadiens at 31.25%.