Canucks vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks 2/22/24

Seattle Kraken (23-21-11) vs Vancouver Canucks (37-15-6)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -111 / Vancouver Canucks -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks and the Seattle Kraken meet in NHL action from the Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in this Pacific division matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Canucks vs. Kraken Prediction.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 3-1 loss to Colorado last time out. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in scoring with 75 points including 28 goals and 47 assists while Elias Pettersson has 73 points with 29 goals and 44 assists. Quinn Hughes has 69 points with a team-high 57 assists and Brock Boeser has 57 points with a team-high 31 goals and 26 assists. Thatcher Demko’s gone 30-11-1 with a 2.44 GAA and a .918 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 7-4-5 with a 3.06 GAA and an .896 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won five of their last six night games following a road loss.
  • The Canucks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last 11 games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in five of their last six games as favorites following a road loss.

Seattle Kraken Team Preview

The Seattle Kraken come into this one looking to rebound from a 4-3 OT loss to Detroit last time out. Oliver Bjorkstrand has a team-high 41 points with 13 goals and 28 assists while Vince Dunn has 40 points with a team-high 32 assists. Jared McCann has 41 points with a team-high 24 goals and Eeli Tolvanen has 31 points with 14 goals and 17 assists. Joey Daccord has gone 16-11-10 with a 2.37 GAA and a .921 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season while Philipp Grubauer is 6-9-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .889 save percentage this season. The Kraken will take on the Wild and Bruins after this game.

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won five of the Kraken's last six games.
  • The Kraken have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games against Western Conference opponents after coming off overtime.
  • The Kraken have won the third period in each of their last five night games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the last eight games between the Canucks and Kraken.

Canucks vs. Kraken Prediction

I’m on the Canucks here. I wish I could say Seattle had value as a home underdog, but the Kraken have still been wildly inconsistent and hard to back even as a home underdog. Vancouver, despite a bump in the road, remains one of the best teams in the NHL and I think they pick up another win over the Kraken as they’re 7-3 in the 10 all-time meetings between these two teams.

Chris’s Pick Vancouver -111

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