Blackhawks vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 12/14/23

Seattle Kraken (9-14-7) vs Chicago Blackhawks (9-18-1)

Game Info: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -222 / Chicago Blackhawks +175 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Blackhawks Offense Needs to Get Going

The Blackhawks have really struggled all season and in the last game the offense only scored a goal against the Edmonton Oilers. Two games ago against the Washington Capitals, the Blackhawks were defeated 4-2. The Blackhawks on the season are averaging 2.36 goals while their defense is giving up 3.46 goals per game. The offense is ranked 31st in the league while the defense is ranked 27th. Connor Bedard has scored 12 goals and added 12 assists so far this season.

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Seth Jones has recorded at least one point in each of his five previous appearances with the Blackhawks as underdogs against the Kraken.
  • Taylor Raddysh has recorded at least one assist in each of his last three appearances against the Kraken after playing less than 20 minutes in the Blackhawks' last game.
  • Joey Anderson has recorded two assists against the Kraken this season - most against any opponent.

Kraken Coming off A Shutout in Last Game

The Kraken faced off against the Florida Panthers in the last game and they were able to secure the 4-0 victory. Pierre-Edouard Bellarmare had a strong game scoring a goal and adding an assist. Joey Daccord saved all 24 shots that he faced. The Kraken on the season is averaging 2.57 goals while their defense is giving up 3.27 goals per game. The offense overall is ranked 29th and they need the offense to be better moving forward if they want to turn around the season. 

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jared McCann has scored at least one goal in each of the Kraken's last four games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Jared McCann has recorded at least one point in seven of his eight previous appearances with his team as a favorite against the Blackhawks.
  • Yanni Gourde has recorded at least one assist in each of the Kraken's last four games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Eeli Tolvanen has scored the first goal in three of his last four appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Blackhawks.
  • Matthew Beniers has recorded two points against the Blackhawks this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Blackhawks vs Kraken Betting Prediction

This game is going to be a lower scoring game. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.36 goals per game, while the Kraken are averaging 2.57 goals per game. These are both offenses that are going to have some major issues getting the offense going, and that is going to be the difference here. I expect only two or three goals are going to be scored total, and this game is going to stay under the total. 

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

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