Kraken vs Flames Prediction - NHL Picks 12/27/23

Calgary Flames (14-15-5) vs Seattle Kraken (12-14-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -150 / Seattle Kraken +125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN+ Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Seattle Kraken will play the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Seattle has won two games in a row, while Calgary has won three of their last four games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Kraken vs Flames prediction.

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 12-14-9 this year after they defeated Anaheim by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Seattle led 2-1 heading into the third period and they were able to hold off a late comeback attempt for the win. The Kraken were out shot by a total of 34-22 and went 1-1 on the power play in the game. Seattle defeated Los Angeles by a score of 2-1 in the game before Anaheim, but lost to Dallas and LA in the two games before that. The Kraken are scoring 2.69 goals per game and they are allowing 3.09 goals against per game, while going 20.8% on the power play and 79.2% on the penalty kill. Vince Dunn has led Seattle with five goals, 23 assists, and 69 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Joey Daccord, who is 7-5-8 this year with a 2.53 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. 

Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are 14-15-5 this season after they lost to LA by a score of 5-3 in their last game. Calgary tied the game at two in the second period, but allowed three of the last four goals for the loss. The Flames were out shot by a total of 34-32 and went 1-6 on the power play in the game. Calgary had won their previous three games against Anaheim, Florida, and Tampa Bay. The Flames are scoring 3.00 goals per game and they are allowing 3.27 goals against per game, while going 11.8% on the power play and 83.3% on the penalty kill. Blake Coleman has led the Flames with 12 goals, 12 assists, and 86 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Calgary Jacob Markstrom, who is 8-9-2 this season with a 2.75 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. 

Calgary Flames Team Facts

  • The Flames have lost four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The Flames have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last nine games as home favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Flames' last seven games at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • The Flames have won the third period in eight of their last nine games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have won each of their last two games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Kraken have covered the puck line in each of their last nine Wednesday night games.
  • The Kraken have won the second period in eight of their last nine Wednesday games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Kraken's last five games following a road win.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Rasmus Andersson has recorded an assist in each of the Flames' last three games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Blake Coleman has recorded at least one point in eight of the Flames' last nine games.
  • Elias Lindholm has scored at least one goal in each of the Flames' last three games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Eberle has recorded at least one point in each of his last six Wednesday night appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Tomas Tatar has recorded an assist in each of his last three appearances at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Calgary Flames rank 1st in the league in short handed goals this season (9).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 29th in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.18).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank 28th in the league for Period 2 goals scored per game this season (0.91).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank 28th in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (0.80).

Kraken vs Flames Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have had some struggles to start this season, but Calgary will have the home ice advantage. The Flames have won three of their last four games and they are 8-6-1 at home this year. Seattle has won two games in a row, but they are only 6-6-6 on the road. The Kraken have had some serious issues scoring goals this season, as they are scoring 2.69 goals per game, and I don’t like them on the road. Take the Flames to get the win here. 

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

Mitch's Take...

MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Monday 4/15/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss