Colorado Avalanche (2-0-0) vs. Seattle Kraken (0-2-1)
Colorado Avalanche vs. Seattle Kraken 10/17/23 – The NHL season is off to a thrilling start with the Colorado Avalanche demonstrating early dominance, boasting a flawless record of two wins and no losses. On the flip side, the Seattle Kraken, NHL’s newest franchise, is still trying to find its footing with two losses and an overtime loss. As they gear up to face each other on the 17th of October, fans and bettors alike eagerly await this matchup. Dive into our daily free NHL insights to get a comprehensive view of this exciting game.
Colorado’s offensive prowess has been notably highlighted by team leaders such as Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon. Rantanen, with 2 goals and 2 assists in just two games, combined with MacKinnon’s one goal and two assists, showcases Colorado’s offensive threats. Their playmaking abilities and scoring touch will certainly pose challenges for Seattle’s defense. The additional support from Cale Makar on the blue line, having secured two goals and an assist, further solidifies the Avalanche’s frontline.
Seattle, despite their early-season woes, has shown sparks of potential. Their offense, led by Jaden Schwartz and Jared McCann, both with a goal each, will look to penetrate the Avalanche’s defense. Jordan Eberle, while yet to find the net, has been involved in playmaking, earning an assist. Their offensive stats, though modest, imply that they’re still adjusting and can pose challenges given the right momentum.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Seattle Kraken 10/17/23 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Climate Pledge Arena|
Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev vs. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer
Colorado’s netminder, Alexandar Georgiev, has been stellar in the crease. With a commendable 0.947 save percentage from two games and an average of just 1.45 goals against, he’s shown resilience against opposition offenses. This impeccable form might pose significant hurdles for the Kraken’s attacking lines.
Conversely, Seattle’s Philipp Grubauer has faced a barrage of shots, reflecting in his 2.55 goals against average over two games. With a save percentage of 0.918, Grubauer has been decent between the pipes, but will undoubtedly be put to the test against the high-flying Avalanche offense.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Avalanche -148, Total Odds: 6.5
The current betting odds lean favorably towards Colorado, given their impressive start. The moneyline at -148 for Colorado suggests confidence in their capability to secure another win. The total of 6.5, with a slight inclination towards the over at (+109), hints at an expectation of a high-scoring affair. It’s worth noting that the Avalanche’s strong offensive display combined with the Kraken’s intent to redeem themselves could contribute to this over. Conversely, considering the recent defensive patterns, bettors might contemplate the value in the under scenario as well.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
Recent trends indicate Colorado’s dominance, especially on the road with a 15-1 straight up in their last 16 away games. The total has often gone UNDER in their recent matchups, particularly against teams from the Western Conference and Pacific Division. Their formidable form suggests they will continue this pattern, making them a team to watch closely in betting circles.
Seattle Kraken Betting Trends
Seattle’s recent form, unfortunately, hasn’t been favorable, with a 1-6 straight-up in their last seven games. A recurring trend is the total often going UNDER, especially in their games against Colorado. However, their home games have seen a shift with totals leaning towards the OVER. Punters might want to keep an eye on this trend, especially given the potential of Seattle’s offense clicking at home.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Seattle Kraken 10/17/23 Betting Picks
Given the trends and current form of both teams, the Avalanche emerges as the more likely victor. Their consistent performance, both offensively and defensively, gives them the edge over the Kraken. However, NHL games are unpredictable, and the Kraken, backed by their home crowd, might pull off an upset.
For bettors, placing a wager on the Avalanche seems like the safer option, but for those looking for higher returns, betting on the Kraken could be worth the risk. The over on the 6.5 total also seems appealing given the offensive firepower both teams possess. Dive into our pro weekly picks for more insights and predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 5, Seattle Kraken 3.