Flyers vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 12/29/23

Seattle Kraken (13-14-9) vs Philadelphia Flyers (19-11-4)

Game Info: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -126 / Philadelphia Flyers +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers will play the Seattle Kraken on Friday night at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Philadelphia has lost two of their last three games, while Seattle has won three games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Flyers vs Kraken prediction.

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 19-11-4 this season after they defeated Vancouver by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Philadelphia scored three goals in the second period and they were able to add an insurance goal in the third for the win. The Flyers were out shot by a total of 27-25 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Philadelphia had lost their two previous games against Detroit and Nashville. The Flyers are scoring 2.97 goals per game and they are allowing 2.76 goals against per game, while going 10.6% on the power play and 85.7% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led Philadelphia with 16 goals, 11 assists, and 107 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Carter Hart, who is 9-6-2 this year with a 2.62 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 13-14-9 this year after they defeated Calgary by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Seattle was tied at one after the first period, but they were able to score in the third period for the win. The Kraken were out shot by a total of 38-21 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Seattle has also defeated Anaheim and Los Angeles during this three game winning streak. The Kraken are scoring 2.67 goals per game and they are allowing 3.03 goals against per game, while going 20.4% on the power play and 79% on the penalty kill. Vince Dunn has led Seattle with five goals, 24 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. 

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The Kraken have lost three of their last five games as favorites against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in six of the Kraken's last seven games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Kraken's last six games following a road win.
  • The Kraken have won the first period in five of their last six games as favorites following a road win.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won three of the Flyers' last four games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Flyers' last eight games.
  • The underdogs have won the second period in each of the Flyers' last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Flyers' last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jared McCann has scored a goal in each of the Kraken's last three games as home favorites.
  • Eeli Tolvanen has recorded a point in each of the Kraken's last six games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Eeli Tolvanen has recorded an assist in four of the Kraken's last five home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Brian Dumoulin recorded an equal-career-high two assists in his last game against the Flyers.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Travis Konecny has recorded at least one point in eight of the Flyers' last nine games as underdogs.
  • Travis Konecny has recorded an assist in each of the Flyers' last four games as underdogs.
  • Tyson Foerster ranks T1st amongst rookies for shootout goals (1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Kraken rank 28th in the league for Period 2 goals scored per game this season (0.89).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank T28th in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (0.81).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 8th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.71).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank T2nd in the league in short handed goals this season (8).

Flyers vs Kraken Betting Prediction

The Flyers are coming off of a great win against Vancouver on Thursday night and they will be on a back to back here. Philadelphia has been great on the road so far this season, as they are 11-4-3 on the road. Seattle started the season playing pretty poorly, but they have won three games in a row and have played much better defense. I do like how this Philadelphia team has played so far this season, but I am taking Seattle here. I think the Kraken’s rest advantage will be the difference in a lower scoring game. Take the Kraken to get the win. 

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

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