Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Apr 25, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks could be eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night even if they beat the visiting Seattle Kraken.

Seattle
27-49-5-1
AT
April 26, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
40-30-7-5
Puckline +1.5 -141
Moneyline +172
Over / Under o +6.5

9%

Betting Action

91%

Puckline -1.5 +117
Moneyline -207
Over / Under u +6.5

9%

Betting Action

91%

The Canucks are priced as -240 favourites on the NHL odds.

Kraken vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

With only three games left to play, the Canucks are six points back of the Dallas Stars, who hold the Western Conference’s final playoff spot – and three points behind the Stars’ closest challenger Vegas. Long story short: Barring a miracle, Vancouver will miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth time in the past seven years. Expansion Seattle was eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago.

Vancouver looks for the four-game sweep of Seattle and won each of the first three by multiple goals. Canucks leading scorer JT Miller has five points in the season series, all assists. Thatcher Demko was in net for all three and has a 2.00 GAA and .933 save per centage in the series. A few players lead Seattle with two points in the series. Philipp Grubauer is 0-2-0 with a 3.55 GAA and .881 SV.

Seattle Kraken

Seattle has the third-fewest points in the NHL and thus it would benefit the Kraken to lose out and stay in that spot regarding the draft lottery. They aren’t getting into the top two in terms of fewest points. Seattle comes off a 3-2 loss in Dallas on Saturday. Backup Chris Driedger was in net, but it should be Phillip Grubauer (13-30-5, 3.14 GAA, .890 SV) on Tuesday. Seattle is one of the NHL’s worst offensive clubs at 2.59 goals per game. Jared McCann leads the club with only 47 points. Jaden Schwartz (23 points) remains out injured. The team might be pretty good in a few years because it has a ton of draft picks coming. Seattle is 5-18 in its past 23 vs. the Pacific Division.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks lost their third straight game Saturday, 6-3 in Calgary. Quinn Hughes (seventh of season), Conor Garland (18th) and Elias Pettersson (32nd) had the goals. Hughes tied the Canucks record for points in a season by a defenceman with 63 (Doug Lidster; 1986-87) and set the team record for assists by a blueliner in a season with 56. Thatcher Demko gave up five goals on 30 shots, his second straight game allowing five. He might be wearing down. Vancouver remains without several injured players, including Bo Horvat, Tanner Pearson and backup netminder Jaroslav Halak. The team is 30-15-9 since Bruce Boudreau replaced Travis Green as coach on Dec. 5. Vancouver is 4-1 in its past five at home.

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