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Expect Kraken, Jets to Tighten Defense For Second Engagement

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Seattle Kraken on Friday in a difficult game to call, but the under might end up being one of the best NHL bets tonight.

Even though over bettors have cashed in on their games of late, including Seattle’s 4-3 win at Winnipeg on Tuesday, the under is 62-49-12 this season when the teams play.

Expect Kraken, Jets to Tighten Defense For Second Engagement
Expect Kraken, Jets to Tighten Defense For Second Engagement

The Jets are in a three-team battle for first place in the Central Division with Dallas and Colorado after going 9-3-0 in the past 12. The Kraken are 7-2-1 in the past 10 contests and sit six points out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference with a game in hand.

Winnipeg is second in the league in scoring defense and Seattle eighth, giving you more evidence an under bet is a good one. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck leads the NHL in save percentage (.922) and Phillip Grubauer is 5-1-0 in his last six decisions for the Kraken.


Jets vs Kraken Game Information

  1. Game: Jets (39-17-5) vs Kraken (28-23-11)
  2. Location: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
  3. Date/Time: March 8, 10 p.m. ET
  4. Jets vs Kraken Live Stream: NHL.com


The Kraken are the underdog at home in the NHL lines as they try to sweep a back-to-back with the Jets on Friday. Seattle has earned at least a point in the last four meetings (2-0-2) after Andre Burakovsky scored a late power-play goal for a 4-3 win on Tuesday. Winnipeg has been good on the road (18-9-3), while the Kraken owns a mediocre 14-11-5 record at home.


Jets vs Kraken Spreads and Odds


  1. Over bettors are 6-2 at the BetUS sportsbook in the last eight Seattle games.
  2. The Jets have hit the game total under in 25 of their last 43 road contests.
  3. The Kraken have covered the first-period puck line in 60 of their past 95 games.
  4. The under is 1-4-1 in the last six Winnipeg games, but 31-22-8 on the season.
  5. Seattle F Jared McCann recorded six of his team-high 52 points in his last three games.
  6. Jets D Josh Morrissey has accumulated 16 points (15 assists) in his past nine contests.
  7. The Kraken have gained points in seven of their last nine home games (5-2-2).
  8. Winnipeg F Nino Niederreiter has registered four goals in his last three games, including one on Tuesday.


Jets vs Kraken Over/Under Pick: Under 5½

Both teams have been giving up more goals of late, but we think that they will tighten up in this contest. Even if Winnipeg goes with backup Laurent Brossoit in goal with a game at Vancouver on Saturday, he has been solid (.921 save percentage).

Jets vs Kraken ATS Pick : Kraken +1½

Whoever was named the underdog in this game is the pick. We’re expecting a low-scoring, one-goal game with both teams focusing on defense.


Jets vs Kraken Moneyline Pick: Jets

The Jets have been the better team this season and we expect them to come out strong. Seattle has a tall mountain to climb for a playoff spot and traded center Alex Wennberg to the New York Rangers on Thursday.


Jets vs Kraken Player Prop: Nikolaj Ehlers Anytime Goal (+225)

Ehlers recorded four assists in the past five games. He’s due to post his 19th goal of the season.


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Jets vs Kraken Prediction

Jets 3, Kraken 2: Winnipeg stands tied for third in the West with 83 points and was rolling along before Tuesday’s setback. The Jets are a good team to put in your NHL predictions the rest of the way because they have strong goaltending and play well on the road.



Questions Of The Day

Which team will win the special teams battle?

Seattle. The Kraken are above the Jets in power play and penalty killing percentage.

Will Kyle Connor score a goal for Winnipeg?

Yes. Connor leads the Jets with 26 goals, including seven in the last eight games, and has at least a point in nine of 10.

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