Seattle Kraken vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 09, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche are riding a hot offence that averages an NHL-best 4.32 goals per game.

Seattle
27-49-5-1
AT
January 10, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Colorado
56-19-5-2
Puckline +1.5 +125
Moneyline +315
Over / Under o +6.5

11%

Betting Action

89%

Puckline -1.5 -150
Moneyline -405
Over / Under u +6.5

11%

Betting Action

89%

The Colorado Avalanche will put their franchise record home winning streak on the line Monday night when they play host to the visiting Seattle Kraken.  Colorado won its fourth consecutive game overall and 11th straight at home with a 5-4 come-form-behind victory against Toronto on Saturday.  Seattle has been off since a 5-2 home loss against Vancouver on New Year’s Day.

The Avs are -381 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Kraken vs. Avalanche NHL Betting Odds

This will be the second all-time meeting between the teams following Colorado’s 7-3 win in Seattle on Nov. 19.  Six different Avalanche players recorded multi-point games, including Cale Makar who finished with two goals and an assist.  About 90 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking Colorado in this one, while it’s roughly a 60/40 split favouring the Under.

It’s been a struggle for the Kraken in their inaugural season.  Seattle has lost five straight games and eight of their last nine.  They’re just 13-20 against the spread for the season and 7-7 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Over in eight of Seattle’s last 12 games.

Colorado has been tough to slow down lately.  The Avs are riding a franchise-best 11-game home winning streak and have come out on top in nine of their last 10 overall.  They’re 16-15 ATS this year with covers in 11 of 16 home games.  The Avalanche are 12-6-4 to the Over/Under and have gone above the number in four of their last five games.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken climbed within one goal of Vancouver in the third period on Jan. 1, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.  Calle Jarnkrok and Will Borgen (first career NHL goal) scored for Seattle, while former Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 30 of 34 shots faced.  Jordan Eberle (12G, 10A), who leads the team in points, and Jared McCann (13G, 6A), who leads the team in goals, were both held off the scoresheet and finished minus-2.

With the long layoff, Grubauer will likely get the start in his first game back in Denver since leaving in free agency this past off-season.  A Vezina Trophy nominee last season, Grubauer has struggled with a weak Seattle team in front of him.  The German netminder is 7-13-4 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .882 save percentage.

Jaden Schwartz (6G, 14A) and Brandon Tanev (9G, 6A) will both be out of the lineup.  Schwartz is out four-to-six weeks after having surgery on his hand, while Tanev is done for the season with a torn ACL.

Colorado Avalanche

It was another Colorado blueliner who sealed the win in overtime on Saturday.  Two games after Makar scored a highlight reel OT goal, Devon Toews buried the game-winner against Toronto.  Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, J.T. Compher and Makar also scored in regulation.  Mikko Rantanen had four assists.  Rantanen has a team-best 16 goals and is seventh in league scoring with 40 points.  Nazem Kadri is fifth in league scoring with 44 points (12G, 32A).  Makar’s 15 goals is best among NHL defencemen.  MacKinnon has 34 points (5G, 29A) in 21 games and is currently riding the longest active point streak in the NHL at 13 games.  Colorado easily has the most productive offence in the league as they average 4.32 goals per game, the only team above 4.00.

Goaltender Darcy Kuemper was pulled after allowing three goals on eight shots against the Leafs.  Pavel Francouz stopped 18 of 19 shots in relief for the Avalanche, who trailed 4-1 midway through the game.  After the early pull on Saturday, it’s tough to say who will get the start against Seattle.  Kuemper is 16-5-0 this season with a 2.77 GAA and .908 SV.  Francouz, who has missed most of the last two seasons with a hip injury, is 1-1-0 with a 2.86 GAA and .906 SV.

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