Canucks vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 11/24/23

Seattle Kraken (8-8-5) vs Vancouver Canucks (13-6-1)

Game Info: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -108 / Vancouver Canucks -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks will play the Seattle Kraken on Friday night at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Vancouver has lost three of their last four games, while Seattle has won three of their last four. Here you can read our Canucks vs Kraken Prediction.

Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are 13-6-1 this year after they lost to Colorado by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Vancouver was tied at two in the second period, but they allowed three goals in the third for the loss. The Canucks out shot Colorado by a total of 29-25 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Vancouver defeated San Jose by a score of 3-1 in the game prior to Colorado, but that is their only win in their last four games. Vancouver is scoring 4.00 goals per game and they are allowing 2.55 goals against per game, while going 29.7% on the power play and 76.6% on the penalty kill. Quinn Hughes has led Vancouver this year with eight goals, 23 assists, and 62 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vancouver is Thatcher Demko, who is 9-5-0 this season with a 2.26 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. 

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 8-8-5 this season after they defeated San Jose by a score of 7-1 in their last game. Seattle scored the first six goals in this game, but they allowed one goal in the third period to lose the shutout. The Kraken out shot San Jose by a total of 30-14 and went 1-3 on the power play in the win. Seattle lost to Calgary in their previous game by a score of 4-3, but they did defeat Vancouver and the Islanders in the two games prior to that. Seattle is scoring 2.86 goals per game and they are allowing 3.38 goals against per game, while going 25% on the power play and 73% on the penalty kill. Oliver Bjorkstrand has led the Kraken this season with seven goals, 12 assists, and 45 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Joey Daccord, who is 3-2-5 this year with a 2.80 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. 

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have lost each of their last nine games as home underdogs following a win.
  • The Kraken have failed to cover the puck line in 12 of their last 13 games as home underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Kraken's last nine home games.
  • The Kraken have won the second period in each of their last four games against Western Conference opponents.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The home team has won four of the Canucks' last five games.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in 13 of their last 16 games following a road loss.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in six of their last eight games as favorites.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Eberle has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Kraken's last eight games as home underdogs.
  • Jaden Schwartz has scored a goal in each of the Kraken's last three games as home underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • J.T. Miller has scored a goal in seven of the Canucks' last eight games as favorites.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last nine games.
  • Quinn Hughes has recorded at least one assist in six of the Canucks' last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Kraken ranks 25th in the league for goals per game this season (2.86).
  • The Seattle Kraken are one of only two teams to lose 10+ games when tied or leading after Period 1 this season.
  • The Vancouver Canucks are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (29.73%).

Canucks vs Kraken Prediction Breakdown

Vancouver comes into this game in second place of the Pacific Division, but they have lost three of their last four games. Vancouver is 6-5 on the road, while Seattle is 4-5-1 on home ice. Seattle has won three of their last four games, including a 4-3 win against Vancouver on November 18th. The Kraken have struggled to score goals this season, but they have scored 18 goals in their last four games. Seattle is trending up, while Vancouver is trending down and is on the road. Take Seattle here. 

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

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