Devils vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 12/7/23

Seattle Kraken (8-12-6) vs New Jersey Devils (12-10-1)

Game Info: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +103 / New Jersey Devils -128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Seattle Kraken face off on Thursday night in an NHL showdown at Climate Pledge Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Devils vs Kraken prediction.

Devils Look to Build on Last Victory

The Devils sure looked impressive in the last game against the Vancouver Canucks with the offense. The defense gave up five goals to the Canucks, but the offense scored six goals. Jack Hughes scored a goal and Jesper Brett scored two goals. The Devils on the season are averaging 3.96 goals while their defense is giving up 3.78 goals per game. The offense is ranked 4th but the defense is ranked 31st and they need to try to clean up the defense. Jack Hughes has scored 10 goals and added 23 assists. 

New Jersey Devils Player Prop Facts

  • Jesper Bratt has recorded at least one point in 14 of the Devils' last 15 games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Ondrej Palat has recorded at least one assist in each of his four previous appearances with his team as a favorite against the Kraken.
  • Jack Hughes has scored a goal in each of the Devils' last four games.
  • Jack Hughes ranks T2nd in the league for multi-assist games (8) this season.

Kraken Look to End Skid

The Kraken have lost five games in a row and the defense has been a major issued heading into this game. Two games ago against the Ottawa Senators, they were defeated 2-0 and in the last game against the Montreal Canadiens they were defeated 4-2. The Kraken are averaging 2.65 goals while their defense is giving up 3.42 goals per game. Vince Dunn has scored four goals and added 17 assists so far this season. 

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one point in nine of the Kraken's last 10 games as home underdogs.
  • Andre Burakovsky has scored a goal in five of his last six home appearances against the Devils.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Kraken's last nine games as home underdogs.
  • Eeli Tolvanen has the highest Plus/Minus for the Kraken this season (+2).

Devils vs Kraken Betting Prediction 

The Kraken are really struggling and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Devils offense has been good heading into this game and they are going to score at least six or seven goals here. The Kraken offense is averaging only 2.56 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get some offense going here. This is going to be an easy victory by the Devils. Back the Devils on the money line. 

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

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