Seattle Kraken vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 7 Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Apr 30, 2023

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The Kraken will have one last chance to pull off an epic upset when they visit the Avalanche on Sunday night in game 7 of their NHL playoff series.

April 30, 2023, 9:30 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +183
Over / Under o +5.5


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Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -227
Over / Under u +5.5


Betting Action


The Kraken let their first chance to bounce the defending Stanley Cup champions from the postseason slip away on Friday, dropping a one-sided 4-1 decision to the Avalanche. However, the Kraken have enjoyed consistent success when hitting the ice at Ball Arena, where they have claimed victory in two of three games in this series and topped the Avalanche in four of five overall. 

The Avalanche enter Sunday’s series finale perched as strong -226 on the NHL odds. The Kraken are pegged as a lengthy +182 bet to claim victory in their first ever playoff series, while -123 odds favour the total going OVER 5.5.  

Kraken vs. Avalanche NHL Playoff Betting Odds

The Kraken have enjoyed considerable success when facing off against Avalanche on the road. With wins in two of three dates in Colorado during this series, Seattle has now topped the Avs in five of six overall clashes at Ball Arena. However, the Avalanche have dominated in recent Game 7 appearances, winning fiver straight since 2002, but with three of this victories coming in overtime. Game 6 extended what has been a steady trend towards low scoring when these teams meet. The Kraken and Avs have combined to score an average of 5.67 total goals per game so far in the series, and 5.0 or fewer goals in nine of their past 10 overall matchups, with the UNDER going 9-01 over that stretch.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken opened the scoring in Game 6 with an unassisted first-period marker from Vince Dunn, but were unable to keep pace with the Avs the rest of the way while recording just 23 shots on goal. Indeed, this club would benefit from a boost in scoring from its biggest stars after averaging just 2.67 goals per game through the first six games of the series. However, with the status of leading scorer Jared McCann still uncertain after he suffered a head injury resulting from a nasty hit by Cale Makar in Game 5, the pressure is on Matty Beniers and Jordan Eberle to up their production after combining to record just four total points so far in the series. The Kraken defence must also provide netminder Philipp Grubauer with more help, Grubauer has impressed while allowing just 2.67 goals per game in the series, capped by a 35-save performance in game 6. However, the Kraken have lost three of four in this series when allowing over 30 shots on goal.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche saw their injury woes deepen in Game with the loss of veteran Andrew Cogliano, who suffered a broken neck resulting from a big hit by Jordan Eberle. Cogliano joins Josh Manson in the clinic, while the club also remains without Valeri Nichushkin, who has been unavailable since Game 3 for murky personal reasons. Despite their injury woes, the Avs turned in performance worthy of the defending champions in Game 6. Mikko Rantanen turned in another strong performance while scoring the game-tying goal and setting up the game winner and has now recorded six goals and nine points in the series. Devon Toews continued to excel in a playmaking role with a pair of assists and leads the club with six helpers. Nathan MacKinnon failed to make the scoresheet despite recording seven shots on goal, and has produced just one goal and two assists in his past five home appearances.  

Game 7 Prediction: Who Will Win Kraken vs. Avalanche?

NHL Predictions

It wouldn’t be hard to follow one’s heart and back the Kraken in their bid to pull off the biggest NHL playoff upset of the year. However, with the Avalanche swinging into championship form in Game 6, it will be a massive challenge for this offensively challenged Seattle squad to keep pace. That adds to the pressure on Philipp Grubauer to come up big and somehow find a way to steal the victory in the Kraken’s biggest game in franchise history.