The Arizona Coyotes (27-38-13) are set to face the Seattle Kraken (43-26-8) in a Western Conference matchup on Thursday night.
The Coyotes are on a disastrous eight-game losing streak and are coming off an 8-1 loss against the Kraken in the first part of the doubleheader. Lawson Crouse was the only one who managed a goal against the Kraken.
On the other hand, the Kraken are fourth in the division and on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs. They are enjoying a two-game winning streak and scored eight past the Coyotes last night. Ryan Donato had a goal, while Jared McCann found the net twice in the win. Morgan Geekie, Carson Soucy, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Will Borgen and Jordan Eberle scored a goal each.
Seattle now hosts tonight’s game at the Climate Pledge Arena, where they will look to secure their third consecutive win, whereas the Coyotes will look to avoid their ninth straight loss.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken: Betting Odds
|Arizona Coyotes||+270||+1.5 (+115)||O 6.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Kraken||-325||-1.5 (-135)||U 6.5 (-110)|
The Coyotes are already out of the playoff race and are just 2-6-2 in their last ten games, but they will finish a position above what they finished last season. Arizona’s record last year was 25-50-7, and the team has managed to better the record this time around. The Coyotes are averaging 2.75 goals per game but are conceding 3.38 goals per game.
The team has scored a total of 216 goals and has conceded 282, a difference of -66.
The Seattle Kraken have had an impressive season after a disappointing end to last season. They finished at the bottom last year with an overall record of 27-49-6. Seattle is way past that now and will qualify for the playoffs with a win or two. The Kraken is averaging an impressive 3.45 goals per game and is conceding 3.03 goals per game.
The team has managed to score a total of 272 goals while conceding 243, a difference of +29.
Fixture: Arizona Coyotes @ Seattle Kraken
Date & Time: Thursday, April 6, 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington
Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken: Pick
Jared McCann has been a consistent source of goals and assists for the Kraken this season. He has scored 37 goals and has provided 26 assists so far in 78 games. McCann’s record against the Coyotes has been decent, scoring four times and providing two assists in 12 games. Since the Kraken needs a win to qualify for the playoffs, the team will expect Jared McCann to perform tonight and improve his tally against the Coyotes.
Best Pick: Jared McCann Anytime Scorer -110
Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken: Betting Prediction
These two teams have played only once this season, and that was the first game of the doubleheader last night. The Kraken have a great chance at home to double their advantage over the Coyotes and win the series. They are better on both offense and defense, and the fact that they are hosting the game gives them the upper hand. Expect the Kraken to get an easy win and cover the spread tonight.