Kraken, Devils Both Looking for Elusive Two Points
New Jersey has been the slightly better team in this matchup as it comes to Saturday with 58 points. The Devils have won two of their last three games, and both on the road.
Seattle has managed to record just 52 points, and is in last place in the Pacific Division. The Kraken have lost three of their last four, with the win coming in Chicago against the Blackhawks.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Seattle Kraken as moneyline betting favorites at -120.
Devils Not Defending Blue Paint
The New Jersey Devils held the mighty Colorado Avalanche to three goals in their most recent game, but this team has really struggled to get stops. New Jersey is allowing 3.65 goals per game, and it’s just hard to win when allowing that many goals.
The Devils have had five different goaltenders make starts, and the rest of the team hasn’t helped out the situation either. New Jersey is killing off just 80% of its penalties, and that is a number that could be improved.
Jesper Bratt has become the leader of this New Jersey team, dishing out a team-high 45 assists and 69 total points. After the loss to the Avalanche, Bratt said, “We stepped up in the third period and we played harder,” but it’s going to take a complete effort in this game.
Kraken Struggling to Score Goals
The Seattle Kraken just have not been able to find a rhythm, and they are scoring just 2.5 goals per game. Seattle has scored on the power play just 14% of the time, and that unit needs to generate more of an attack.
Center Yanni Gourde has done his best to spark some offense for the Kraken as he leads the team with 25 assists and 42 total points. Seattle has shown some signs of breaking out on offense, but there just hasn’t been a consistent effort.
Goaltender Philipp Grubauer has struggled for the Kraken as well, going just 16-29-5 in the blue paint.
Devils vs Kraken Head-to-Head
New Jersey is 1-0 in this series, winning the first matchup by a score of 4-2.
Devils vs Kraken Game Information
- Game: Devils (26-42-6) at Kraken (23-44-6)
- Location: Climate Pledge Arena
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 16, 10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NHL TV
Devils vs Kraken Betting Lines
Devils vs Kraken Prediction
Even though this game is a matchup of struggling teams, that won’t matter when betting online. There is still a good betting opportunity available in this game, and this is also a good chance for the home team to pick up a win.
Seattle has to find a way to generate more offense, but it is facing a defense that will give up some goals. The fact that the New Jersey Devils are in the middle of a long road trip will play a role in this matchup as well.
It might not be pretty, but the Kraken will pick up a win and two points Saturday. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet the Seattle Kraken -120 over the New Jersey Devils in this matchup of struggling teams on Saturday night.