Lightning vs. Kraken Prediction - 1/16/23 NHL Picks
Seattle Kraken (26-12-4) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (27-13-1)
Game Info: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)
Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +110 / Tampa Bay Lightning -130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Seattle Kraken on Monday afternoon at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Tampa Bay Lightning Preview
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 27-13-1 this season after they defeated the St. Louis Blues by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Tampa Bay out shot St. Louis by a total of 30-25 and won 58.2% of the faceoffs in the win. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.59 goals per game, 2.93 goals against per game, 29.2% on the power play, and 81.3% on the penalty kill. Nikita Kucherov has led the Lightning with 17 goals, 45 assists, and 145 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is 19-10-1 this season with a 2.50 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.
Seattle Kraken Preview
The Seattle Kraken are 26-12-4 this season after they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 8-5 in their last game. Seattle out shot Chicago by a total of 30-27 and went 0-2 on the power play in the win. The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.76 goals per game, 3.07 goals against per game, 21.1% on the power play, and 68.7% on the penalty kill. Andre Burakovsky has led the Kraken with 12 goals, 24 assists, and 94 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Martin Jones, who is 21-5-3 this season with a 2.76 goals against average and a .895 save percentage.
Tampa Bay is 39-12 in their last 51 games against the Pacific and 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The over is 2-0-3 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 games. Seattle is 8-0 in their last 8 games and 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Eastern Conference. The under is 11-3-1 in Seattle’s last 15 home games.
These two teams come into this game with very similar point totals and have been playing very good hockey lately. Tampa Bay is on a three game winning streak, while Seattle has won eight games in a row and will be on home ice. Tampa Bay has a nice advantage on special teams and I think that will be the difference maker. I like the Lightning to get the road win.
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