Blackhawks vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 1/24/24

Seattle Kraken (19-18-9) vs Chicago Blackhawks (14-31-2)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -370 / Chicago Blackhawks +280 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Kraken’s Offense is Sputtering

The Kraken have lost four games in a row, and they have really struggled heading into this game. The Kraken’s offense over the last four games has scored only five goals total. In the last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Kraken only scored one goal, and they ended up losing 3-1. The Kraken are averaging 2.74 goals while their defense is giving up 2.89 goals per game. The offense overall is ranked 27th and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. 

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Donato has scored a goal in each of his last five Wednesday appearances at Climate Pledge Arena.
  • 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 three of his last four appearances against the Kraken after playing less than 20 minutes in the Blackhawks' last game.
  • Seth Jones ranks 1st in the Central Division for average time on ice (25:27) this season.

Blackhawks Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Blackhawks faced off against the Vancouver Canucks in the last game and they were defeated 2-0. The Blackhawks just doesn’t have a ton of goal scorers, and it continues to really hurt this team. Petr Mrazek was in goal for the Blackhawks and he stopped 27 of the 29 shots that he faced. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.17 goals while their defense is giving up 3.53 goals per game. The offense is ranked 31st in the league while the defense is ranked 29th in the league. Connor Bedard has scored 15 goals and added 18 assist so far this season. 

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jared McCann has scored at least one goal in seven of the Kraken's last eight games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Yanni Gourde has recorded at least one assist in each of the Kraken's last five games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Adam Larsson has recorded a point in each of the Kraken's last six games as favorites against the Blackhawks.
  • Tye Kartye has scored two goals against the Blackhawks this season - most against any opponent.

Blackhawks vs Kraken Betting Prediction

These are two offenses that have had some major issues all season, and it’s going to be no different here. Both offenses have also had some major issues getting going the last few games, and they will struggle here. Look for neither team to reach three goals here, and that is going to be the difference as this game stays under the total. I'm also throwing a few dollars on the under 4.5 goals to cash. Back the under. 

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

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