Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 25, 2023

Seattle centre Matty Beniers, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, has 36 points and is the -154 favourite to win the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year.

January 25, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
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Puckline +1.5 -166
Moneyline +151
Over / Under o +6.5


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Puckline -1.5 +138
Moneyline -181
Over / Under u +6.5


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The Vancouver Canucks make the short trip to Seattle for a one-game road trip Wednesday night and are sizable underdogs on the NHL odds against the surprisingly good Kraken.

Canucks vs. Kraken NHL Betting Odds

The NHL is obviously hoping these neighbours strike up a great rivalry much like the MLS franchises in Seattle and Vancouver have done. Wednesday will be the second of three regular-season meetings between the Canucks and Kraken, with it wrapping up April 4 in Vancouver.

The Canucks won the first two matchups, both high scoring and both by one goal. Elias Pettersson has three goals and four assists in the season series, but Bo Horvat is scoreless. Jaden Schwartz (1G, 2A) leads Seattle with three points. Martin Jones started both in net and has a 4.38 goals-against average and .836 save per centage – otherwise, he’s having a fabulous season.

Vancouver is 6-0 all-time in the series. The over is 5-0-1 in the six.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks fired Coach Bruce Boudreau after Saturday’s home loss to Edmonton and replaced him with Rick Tocchet. So far, so good as Vancouver beat visiting Chicago 5-2 on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean much as the Blackhawks are one of the league’s worst teams and in full tank mode. The Canucks did show something by twice rallying from one-goal deficits and blew it open with three goals in the third. Andrei Kuzmenko was the No. 1 star with two goals. Elias Pettersson and Luke Schenn each had two assists for the Canucks, who won for just the third time in 13 games. Collin Delia made 12 saves. Will Tocchet use Delia again tonight or the struggling Spencer Martin? He has lost seven straight and probably loses his roster spot when Thatcher Demko is healthy.

Seattle Kraken

Seattle was terrible as an expansion team but is leaps and bounds better in Year 2 with 59 points and battling for the Pacific Division title. Smart free agent signings and draft selections have the franchise on the fast track. Centre Matty Beniers, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, has 36 points and is the -154 favourite to win the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year. Seattle has followed a franchise-record eight-game winning streak by dropping three of four. It last played Saturday at home and lost 2-1 in a shootout to Colorado. Ryan Donato (11th of season) had the lone Kraken goal. The team played without three of its best players in forwards Andre Burakovsky and Jaden Schwartz as well as defenceman Jordan Schultz. Only Burakovsky (13G, 25A) has a chance to play here. Should be Martin Jones in net. He’s 22-6-3 with a 2.84 GAA and .894 SV. Seattle is 2-5 in its past seven vs. the Western Conference.

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