Canadiens vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks 3/24/24

Seattle Kraken (28-28-13) vs Montreal Canadiens (25-32-12)

Game Info: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -213 / Montreal Canadiens +170 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Canadiens vs Kraken betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Sunday, March 24th at the SAP Center. We will take a look at: 

-The Montreal Canadiens recent form and recent player performance

-The Seattle Kraken recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Canadiens and Kraken. 

Canadiens Offense Has Struggled

The Canadiens offense has struggled heading into this game and there has to be some concerns. In the last game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Canadiens scored only one goal and they ended up losing by three. Cole Caufield and one assist. The Canadiens are averaging 2.68 goals while their defense is giving up 3.44 goals per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league, while the defense is ranked 27th. Nick Suzuki has scored 27 goals and added 37 assists so far this season. The Canadiens will play against the Avalanche after this game.

Kraken Coming off Overtime Loss

The Kraken faced off against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, and the offense only scored one goal on the way to the defeat. Ryker Evans had a strong game, putting one goal, but that was the only real bright spot. The Kraken are averaging 2.633 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.85 goals per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league, while the defense is ranked 9th. Jared McCann has scored 27 goals and added 27 assists. 

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Eberle has scored a goal in four of the Kraken's last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight home appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Vince Dunn has recorded an assist in each of his last five appearances with the Kraken as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Kailer Yamamoto ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Facts

  • Tanner Pearson has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances against the Kraken.
  • Juraj Slafkovsky has recorded at least one assist in four of the Canadiens' last five games as underdogs.
  • Juraj Slafkovsky has recorded at least one point in each of the Canadiens' last six games.
  • Cole Caufield ranks 1st in the league for shootout goals (5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seattle Kraken rank 29th in the league for goals per game this season (2.62).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank 8th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.86).
  • The Montreal Canadiens rank 28th in the league for goals per game this season (2.68).
  • The Montreal Canadiens rank 27th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.43).

Canadiens vs Kraken Betting Prediction

Kraken are coming off an overtime loss while the offense struggled and it’s going to be no different here. The Kraken only scored a goal in that game, and that isn’t going to be enough. The Canadiens overall are averaging 2.68 goals, and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Both of the teams are going to have some issues, and this game is going to end up staying under the total. 

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

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