Oilers vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Seattle Kraken (26-22-11) vs Edmonton Oilers (35-20-2)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +128 / Edmonton Oilers -154 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers will play the Seattle Kraken on Saturday afternoon at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Edmonton has won two games in a row, while Seattle has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Oilers vs Kraken prediction.

Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are 35-20-2 this year after they defeated the Blues in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Edmonton trailed 2-0 early in the first period, but they were able to tie the game in the second and win it in overtime. The Oilers out shot St. Louis by a total of 36-34 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Edmonton defeated the Kings by a score of 4-2 in the game prior to St. Louis, but lost to Calgary, Minnesota, and Boston before that. The Oilers are scoring 3.54 goals per game and they are allowing 2.98 goals against per game, while going 27.6% on the power play and 79.5% on the penalty kill. Connor McDavid has led Edmonton with 22 goals, 72 assists, and 184 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Edmonton is Stuart Skinner, who is 27-13-2 this season with a 2.68 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. 

Kraken Preview

The Seattle Kraken are 26-22-11 this season after they defeated Pittsburgh by a score of 2-0 in their last game. Seattle scored once in the first and once in the third for the shutout win. The Kraken were out shot by a total of 33-28 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. Seattle beat Boston by a score of 4-3 in the game prior to Pittsburgh, but lost to Minnesota before that. The Kraken are scoring 2.75 goals per game and they are allowing 2.80 goals against per game, while going 21% on the power play and 78.9% on the penalty kill. Jared McCann has led Seattle with 25 goals, 21 assists, and 149 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Seattle is Philipp Grubauer, who is 9-9-1 this year with a 2.83 goals against average and a .899 save percentage. 

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Eberle has scored at least one goal in each of the Kraken's last three games as underdogs.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one assist in each of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances in day games.
  • Kailer Yamamoto ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Edmonton Oilers Player Prop Facts

  • Connor McDavid has recorded two or more assists in each of the Oilers' last eight games as favorites.
  • Zach Hyman has scored at least one goal in each of the Oilers' last six games.
  • Evan Bouchard has recorded at least one point in each of the Oilers' last nine day games.
  • Connor McDavid ranks 1st in the league for Assists (72) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Kraken rank 28th in the league for goals per game this season (2.75).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank T29th in the league in short handed goals this season (2).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 3rd in the league in power play percentage this season (27.81%).
  • The Edmonton Oilers rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.54).

Oilers vs Kraken Betting Prediction

Seattle comes into this game after shutting out the Penguins in their last game and they have won three of their last four. The Kraken are 14-10-5 at home, while Edmonton is 16-12-0 on the road. The Oilers have won two straight and are coming off of a long home stand. Seattle has been very good defensively this year, but they are only scoring 2.75 goals per game. These teams have already played three times this season with the Oilers winning all three by scores of 4-1, 4-3 (OT), and 4-2. Edmonton is the better team in this matchup, but I like how Seattle has played over the last couple of weeks and I like the Kraken to get the home win. 

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

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