Seattle Kraken vs LA Kings Prediction NHL Picks 4/3/24

LA Kings (38-25-11) vs Seattle Kraken (31-30-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Kings -189 / Seattle Kraken +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken and the Los Angeles Kings meet Wednesday in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Seattle Kraken vs. Los Angeles Kings prediction.

Seattle Kraken Team Preview

The Seattle Kraken come into this one looking to build on a 4-2 win over San Jose last time out. Jared McCann leads the Kraken in scoring with 59 points including a team-high 28 goals while Vince Dunn has 46 points with a team-high 35 assists. Oliver Bjorkstrand has 52 points with 20 goals and 32 assists as well this season. Joey Daccord has gone 18-16-11 with a 2.42 GAA and a .918 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season while Philipp Grubauer is 12-13-2 with a 2.90 GAA and an .898 save percentage this season. The Kraken will face the Ducks and Coyotes after this game.

Seattle Kraken Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the Kraken's last four games at Crypto.com Arena.
  • The Kraken have covered the puck line in each of their last 11 Wednesday games.
  • The Kraken have won the second period in each of their last four games at Crypto.com Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Kraken's last 10 games as underdogs.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 4-3 loss to Winnipeg last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 66 points including 26 goals and 40 assists while Adrian Kempe and Kevin Fiala each have 66 points as well with Kempe logging a team-high 43 assists while Fiala has 25 goals and 41 assists. Quinton Byfield has 53 points with 19 goals and 34 assists while Trevor Moore has 50 points with a team-high 26 goals. Cam Talbot has posted a 23-18-6 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.48 GAA and a .915 save percentage while David Rittich is 11-6-3 with a 2.26 GAA and a .918 save percentage as well this season.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the last four games between the Kraken and Kings at Crypto.com Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last six games between the Kraken and Kings.
  • The road team has won the second period in each of the last eight games between the Kraken and Kings.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in eight of the Kings' last nine games.

Kraken vs. Kings Prediction

I’m on the Kings here. I know the Kraken are playing better right now and laying this kind of price with the Kings doesn’t feel great in their current form, but at a certain point, urgency and motivation have to be part of the handicap and I think it’s just that here. The Kings are still trying to lock down a playoff spot and the Kraken are on the outside looking in and don’t even look interested in playing spoiler more often than not. I think this is a smash spot for the Kings, so give me Los Angeles here.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles -189

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