The Seattle Kraken and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The Seattle Kraken could use a win to rebound from a 1-2-1 start to the season. The New Jersey Devils look for another win after beating the Blackhawks in their season opener.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.25 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Brandon Tanev leads Seattle with three goals, Joonas Donskoi has three assists and Ryan Donato has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.75 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 14 goals on 105 shots faced and Chris Driedger has allowed one goal on seven shots.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with two goals, Ryan Graves has one assist and Dougie Hamilton has three shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 60 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Bernier has allowed three goals on 27 shots faced.
The Devils are 19-39 in their last 58 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in Devils last 6 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in Devils last 5 overall.
The Seattle Kraken are on the end of a back to back and playing a Devils team that hasn’t played since Friday. There’s a massive rest advantage for the home team here, and it’s very hard to ignore. The Kraken are also having defensive issues through four games, and Grubauer has been getting peppered in net. I have no choice but to side with the Devils and the cheap price.
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