Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Predators versus the Kraken? The puck drops at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA. In this Western matchup, the Predators are favored by -1.5 goals against the Kraken. The over/under for the game is 5.5 goals.


The Pick: Seattle Kraken +1.5

This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.


  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Kraken winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Kraken on the moneyline (-101)
  • The Kraken are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Predators Lock in a Road Win?

Heading into tonight's game, the Predators are 6th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Central Division. On the year, Nashville is 38-25-4, and they have gone 23-19 against other Western Conference teams. On the road, the Predators have a record of 20-10-3.

In their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Over their last five games, the Predators are 3-2, and they are 18-9-1 this season when favored.

On the season, the Predators have gone 38-29 against the puck line, including going 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their 39 games as the underdog, Nashville has gone 26-13 against the puck line.

So far, the Predators have won 23 games by multiple goals, compared to just 15 wins by one goal. In their last ten road games, Nashville has gone 8-2 against the puck line.

For the season, Nashville's games have finished with an average of 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Predators have an over/under record of 30-31-6.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Nashville has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

On offense, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. This season, the Predators have a 20-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 17-12 record.

Nashville's leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 34 goals, placing him 13th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 35 assists this season.

Seattle defense takes on the Predators ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros gets the start and has made 53 starts this season. His record at this point is 28-21, and his save percentage is 0.991%.

Will Seattle Find a Way to Win at Home?

At 28-25-12, the Kraken sit 12th in the Western Conference and 6th in the Pacific Division. In conference games, Seattle has gone 13-22, and they have gone 8-11 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, the Kraken have gone 5-5, including a 2-3 record in their last five games. At home this season, Seattle has gone 14-13-6, and they have been the underdog in 43 of their 65 games.

So far, the Kraken have been favored in 22 games this season, and they have gone 12-6-4 in those games. Overall, Seattle has 68 points this season. In their last three games, the Kraken have gone 0-3.

Seattle comes into this game with a puck line record of 37-28, including a mark of 7-3 in their last ten games. So far this year, the Kraken have 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

Overall, Seattle has gone 28-15 against the puck line as an underdog and their average scoring margin sits at -.6 goals per game when they are the underdog. This season, the Kraken have gone 17-16 vs. the puck line at home.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Seattle is 5.6. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6. The Kraken come in with an over/under record of 28-33-4.

Across their last three road contests, Nashville has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 28th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. Seattle's offense is currently ranked 20th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the league.

Seattle's leading scorer is Jared McCann. So far, he has 27 goals which is 31st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 26 assists so far.

Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Philipp Grubauer has started 24 games this season. His current record stands at 10-10, and his save percentage is 0.587%.