Kraken vs Avalanche Prediction - NHL Picks 11/9/23

Colorado Avalanche (8-3) vs Seattle Kraken (4-6-3)

Game Info: Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -192 / Seattle Kraken +155 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Kraken and Colorado Avalanche face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at Ball Arena. 

Kraken have Lost Two Straight Games

The Kraken sit with a 4-6-3 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. During the two games the defense has given up 10 goals total and they are going to need the defense to be better here. There are high expectations for this team but they currently sit with a 4-6-3 record overall. The Kraken are averaging 2.62 goals while their defense is giving up 3.39 goals per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league while the defense is ranked 21st. Jaden Schwartz has scored six goals and added five assists so far this season. Phillipp Grubauer is expected to start in goal for the Kraken. 

Kraken Betting Trends

  • The Kraken have lost seven of their last eight night games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Kraken have covered the puck line in each of their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Kraken have won the first period in each of their last four games following a shootout loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Kraken's last four games.

Avalanche Coming off Another Big Victory

The Avalanche sit with an 8-3-0 record overall and they are coming off another victory in the last game. The Avalanche scored six goals against the New Jersey Devils and that was enough to secure the three goal victory. Cale Makar had a solid game finishing with three assists. Mikko Rantanen scored two goals and added an assist. The Avalanche on the season are averaging 3.36 goals while their defense is giving up 2.82 goals per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the defense is ranked 6th. Alexandar Georgiev is expected to start in goal and he sits with a 7-3 record, and he’s giving up 2.93 goals per game. 

Avalanche Betting Trends

  • The Avalanche have lost four of their last five games as home favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in seven of the Avalanche's last eight games.
  • The road team has won the second period in each of the last five games between the Kraken and Avalanche.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the last seven games between the Kraken and Avalanche.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Avalanche ranks 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (89.13%).
  • The Colorado Avalanche ranks T7th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.82).
  • The Seattle Kraken ranks 28th in the league for goals per game this season (2.62).
  • The Seattle Kraken ranks 27th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (70.27%).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Avalanche’s offense scored six goals in the last game and they are going to find success scoring here. Grubauer is going to struggle against the Avs and that is going to be the difference as Colorado is going to find success here. Look for the Avs to score at least five goals here and the Kraken won’t be keeping up. Back the Avalanche on the money line to cash here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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