Planning on watching today's Senators and Kraken game? Catch the action at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, as the Kraken hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Kraken being the favored team playing at home against the Senators.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS SEATTLE KRAKEN BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE SEATTLE KRAKEN:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Senators winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Senators on the moneyline (+109)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Are the Senators Ready for a Win at Seattle?

Currently, the Senators hold an overall record of 14-19-0 for the season. On the road, Ottawa has a 4-9-0 record, while they are 10-10-0 at their home venue. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 8th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 16th.

When it came to the puck line, Ottawa have posted a 15-18 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 6-7, while they are 9-11 at home. On average, Ottawa's games have finished with 7 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.6. In total, the Senators come in with an over/under record of 18-12-3.

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

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 26th position in the league. This season, the Senators have a 8-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-7 record.

Ottawa will be looking for a good game from Brady Tkachuk who leads the team in scoring with 16 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 11 assists.

In terms of defense, the Kraken head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Seattle. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Seattle, goalie Joonas Korpisalo has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 7-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.8431372549019608%.

Can Seattle Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Coming into today's action, the Kraken have rattled off five straight wins which has them sitting with an overall record of 15-14-9. At home, they are 8-8-3 and 7-6-6 on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference.

In terms of the puck line, Seattle posted a 21-17 record. On the road they are 12-7 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 9-10. On average, Seattle's games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Kraken come in with an over/under record of 16-19-3.

Seattle has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Kraken come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 17th in the league. This season, the Kraken have a 7-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-8 record.

Seattle's leading scorer is Jared McCann. So far, he has 14 goals which is 54th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, McCann has 8 assists this season.

Defensively, the Kraken come into the season ranked 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.4 shots per game against Seattle. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Joey Daccord gets the start and has made 20 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-5, and his save percentage is 0.8529411764705882%.