Seattle Kraken (20-18-10) vs. San Jose Sharks (13-32-4)
Seattle Kraken vs. San Jose Sharks 1/30/24 – On Tuesday, January 30, 2024 the Seattle Kraken (20-18-10) will play against San Jose Sharks (13-32-4). This matchup promises to be exciting; Kraken hope to increase their playoff standing while San Jose are trying to find form during an otherwise trying campaign. In our NHL picks and previews article we will highlight strengths and weaknesses for both sides as well as goaltender performances, betting trends analysis as well as provide our NHL picks and previews about this matchup.
Seattle Kraken have displayed amazing offensive brilliance this season, led by team leaders Oliver Bjorkstrand (right winger), who leads with 13 goals and 25 assists across 48 games played – an impressive offensive skill which makes him a constant threat; plus 6 power play goals and 9 power play assists on power plays alone! Vince Dunn (defenseman) has also contributed with 8 goals and 28 assists from 44 games; Jared McCann adds left wing scoring talent with 19 goals in 47. The Kraken’s offensive firepower creates issues against opponents; their power play opportunities prove extremely effective.
On the contrary, San Jose Sharks have struggled to produce consistent offensive production this season. Tomas Hertl has led his team with 15 goals and 19 assists from 48 games played, but other scoring options such as Fabian Zetterlund (14 goals) or William Eklund (8 goals respectively) may prove less reliable and may ultimately affect San Jose’s record overall this year.
Seattle Kraken vs. San Jose Sharks 1/30/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 10:30 PM ET
|SAP Center at San Jose
Goaltender Joey Daccord vs. Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood
Joey Daccord has competed in 32 games this season and earned 14 wins, 8 losses and 9 overtime losses with an outstanding 0.92 save percentage and has made 847 stops to allow an average of 2.37 goals per game for his opponent (Kraken). Daccord’s consistency and ability to make crucial saves will prove vitally important to them throughout their campaign.
Mackenzie Blackwood of the Sharks has struggled during this season, winning only 7 out of his 31 appearances and boasting an 0.896 save percentage while permitting an average of 3.63 goals per game. To stay relevant against Kraken’s offensive threats, Blackwood must find ways to increase his performance in goal.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As for betting odds, they have not yet been set. Therefore, it is necessary to closely track them closer to game day for more precise information and in determining where value lies for NHL picks and previews.
Seattle Kraken Betting Trends
The Kraken have experienced a tough go, losing five consecutive matches and failing to cover the spread in 16 out of 25 road contests, but still possess the offensive capabilities required to come back out strong and take home victory.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The Sharks have also struggled of late, winning only one out of their last five matches and posting an under-performance against the spread on the road at 10-16. Given their history of high scoring matches with four total games going over in succession (total going over for all five of those matches), this may make an attractive option when betting over/under.
Seattle Kraken vs. San Jose Sharks 1/30/24 Betting Picks
In this matchup, the Kraken have an edge both offensively and goaltending-wise over their counterparts in this contest. While their recent struggles may have hindered scoring goals consistently, while Sharks goalie Joey Daccord’s play has given his side an advantage in goaltending matchup.
Seattle Kraken hold an edge against San Jose Sharks when it comes to recent form and offensive firepower, though both teams struggle at times with consistency of performance. Joey Daccord will defend their net in this contest while seizing any opportunities presented to them on offense.
Though the Kraken have faced difficulty recently, their offensive capabilities and solid goaltending should give them an advantage against the struggling Sharks. Watch Oliver Bjorkstrand, Vince Dunn, and Joey Daccord as players to watch. An over/under wager may also provide interesting options given recent high-scoring Shark games involving them – enjoy these exclusive insights and best of luck when picking NHL picks!
Free Pick and Prediction: Seattle Kraken 4, San Jose Sharks 2.