Kraken vs Rangers Prediction - NHL Picks 1/16/24

New York Rangers (27-13-2) vs Seattle Kraken (19-15-9)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -167 / Seattle Kraken +133 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Kraken and New York Rangers face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Madison Square Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Kraken vs Rangers prediction.

Kraken Coming off a Shutout Loss

The Kraken faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins and it was an ugly one. The Kraken defense gave up three goals while the offense didn’t manage any points and that led to the defeat. The Kraken are averaging 2.81 goals while their defnese is giving up 2.81 points per game. The offense is ranked 27th while the defense is ranked 9th. This is an offense that isn’t very good which means they have had to lean on the defense for success. Vince Dunn has scored eight goals and added 27 assists so far this season. The Kraken will meet the Oilers after this one.

Rangers Coming Off a Victory 

The Rangers are coming off a victory and in the last game the defense was really good. The Rangers offense scored only two goals against the Washington Capitals but the offense only gave a goal and that led to the victory. The Rangers are averaging 3.26 goals while their defense is giving up 2.83 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the defense is ranked 10th. Artemi Panarin has scored 27 goals and added 23 assists so far this season. 

Kraken vs Rangers Betting Prediction

These are two defenses that have been good most of the season and it’s going to be the case again here. The are giving up only 2.81 goals while the Rangers are giving up 2.83 goals per game. Both of the defenses are going to step up in a big way here and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under to cash here with ease.

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

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