Kings vs. Kraken NHL Odds and Preview – April 27th, 2022

The Seattle Kraken play host to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. This NHL matchup features the struggling Kraken side taking on the third-best Pacific Division team. Seattle hopes to snap a three-game losing streak and tie the series with Los Angeles after a strong 6-1 victory in March. Meanwhile, the Kings try to extend their win streak to five games following a 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Seattle Kraken. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.

Kings vs. Kraken Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
  • Radio: AM 570 LA Sports (Kings) // 950 KJR AM (Kraken)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Kings (-172) / Kraken (+149)

Why Bet on the Los Angeles Kings?

The Los Angeles Kings managed a 43-27-10 record in 80 games. This brings them up to third place in the Pacific Division. Their season features 232 goals, good for a 20th-best in the NFL. The Kings have plenty of defensive edge over the Kraken in this matchup. They rank tenth in defense and hold opponents to an average rate of 2.83 goals per game. As it stands, the Kings command a 17th-ranked team in the league.

Adrian Kempe leads the squad in goals. He also added 19 assists to his 2022 season record. Kempe turns 14.2% of his shots into goals. With help from Anze Kopitar who leads the team in points, Los Angeles gets a competent offensive sting from the duo. In 80 games, Kopitar found the back of the net 19 times on a 9.1% shooting percentage. Top goalie Jonathan Quick allows an average of 2.58 goals per game. Overall, the -7 scoring differential of the Kings should be enough to keep the Kraken on their toes.

The Kings come into the game as favorites. They have a healthy and capable lineup to get this win. However, seeing how their previous contest with the Kraken went, they need to be more cautious from the get-go.

Why Bet on the Seattle Kraken?

The Kraken host the Kings for one last time this season. They enter the game with an overall record of 26-46-6 and quite underwhelming for the team, putting them eighth in the Pacific Division. They have an average of 2.59 goals per game and scored 205 throughout the season. This is only good for a 31st best record in the NHL. Defensively, Seattle manages the 24th-best record. The team gives up 3.46 goals per game. As a team, the Kraken went through a challenging schedule.

Jared McCann scored 47 points in 70 games, making him the team’s leading scorer. His 47 points feature 26 goals and a shooting percentage of 14.2%. McCann shines during power-play time and records 31.0% of his goals during the window. Following him is Yanni Gourde with 20 goals and 26 assists. Starting goalie Phillipp Grubaurer gives up an average of 3.14 goals per game in 54 appearances.

However, the pressure gets to the Kraken at times and is -12 in scoring differential. The team needs a repeat of their previous performance against the Kings to produce positive results. That said, having home advantage gives the team a burst of confidence leading up to the game.

Kings vs. Kraken Betting Trends

  • The Kings are 3-2 in their last five road games.
  • The Kings scored four goals in two of their last five games.
  • The totals went under in two of the Kings’ last five road games.
  • The Kraken is 4-1 in their last five games at Climate Pledge Arena.
  • The Kraken is 1-2 in their last three games against the Kings.
  • The totals went gone over once in the Kraken’s last three games against the Kings.

Kings vs. Kraken Expert Betting Predictions

The Kings feature an over-under record of 33-44-3. They are quite shaky on the road and hit less than half the time with a 15-23-1 record. Los Angeles scored six goals or more on 46.0% of their games this season, with the Kings grabbing 48% of the scoring. Meanwhile, Seattle’s 78 games show some promise to it. They went 43.31-4. They look strong in front of their home crowd and are a good bet with an over-under record of 22-15-2. A total of 60.0% of the Kraken’s games have gone over with at least six goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from their end of the rink.

Ultimately, the odds are close, but the hosts covering the spread should be doable. But to grab a win, they should operate at over 100% to surpass the favorites.

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