Islanders vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 11/16/23

Seattle Kraken (5-8-4) vs New York Islanders (5-6-4)

Game Info: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -118 / New York Islanders -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Islanders will play the Seattle Kraken on Thursday night at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. New York has lost six in a row, while Seattle has lost three straight games. 

Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are 5-6-4 this year after they lost to the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-3 in overtime last night. New York led 2-0 and 3-1, but Vancouver stormed back to force overtime and get the win. The Islanders were out shot by a total of 43-33 and went 2-2 on the power play in the game. New York has scored two goals of fewer in four of their last five games. New York is scoring 2.36 goals per game and they are allowing 3.14 goals against per game, while going 15.8% on the power play and 73.9% on the penalty kill. Noah Dobson has led the Islanders this year with four goals, eight assists, and 35 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Semyon Varlamov, who is 2-3-0 this year with a 2.05 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. 

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 5-8-4 this season after they lost to the Edmonton Oilers in overtime by a score of 4-3 last night. Seattle led 3-1 in the third period, but allowed Edmonton to tie the game with 46 seconds left to force overtime. The Kraken out shot Edmonton by a total of 35-31 and went 0-5 on the power play in the game. Seattle has only won one of their last six games, which came against Colorado by a score of 4-3. Seattle is scoring 2.50 goals per game and they are allowing 3.50 goals against per game, while going 25.5% on the power play and 71.4% on the penalty kill. Vince Dunn has led the Kraken with two goals, 12 assists, and 31 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Philipp Grubauer, who is 3-6-0 this season with a 3.37 goals against average and a .891 save percentage. 

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have lost each of their last seven night games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in 11 of the Kraken's last 12 games.
  • The Kraken have won the first period in each of their last five games after coming off overtime.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in three of the Kraken's last four home games.

New York Islanders Team Facts

  • The Islanders have lost each of their last six games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Islanders have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The Islanders have lost the third period in seven of their last eight games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Islanders' last four games against Pacific Division opponents.

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Matthew Beniers has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances with the Kraken as home favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one point in 10 of the Kraken's last 11 games at Climate Pledge Arena against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Oliver Bjorkstrand has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Jared McCann has the equal-most multi-point games for the Kraken this season (3).

New York Islanders Player Prop Facts

  • Mathew Barzal has scored a goal in six of his last eight appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Mathew Barzal has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Noah Dobson has recorded an assist in three of the Islanders' last four games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Bo Horvat has the equal-most Power Play Goals for the Islanders this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Kraken ranks 25th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.53).
  • The Seattle Kraken are one of only two teams to lose 5+ games when leading after Period 1 this season.
  • The New York Islanders ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).
  • The New York Islanders ranks T1st in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (0.47).

Pick

Both of these teams come into this game on the second game of a back to back, so we may see some tired legs in this matchup. Both teams have really struggled over the last couple of weeks, but someone will get a big win here. Seattle thought they were going to get a win last night, but they blew a third period lead to Edmonton. Both offenses have been brutal lately and I think we are going to see a lower scoring game here, but I like the Kraken at home. Seattle played very well for 50 minutes last night and I think they will grab a little momentum from that game. Take Seattle to get the win. 

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

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