Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 01, 2022

The Calgary Flames will be aiming to improve their all-time unblemished record against Seattle to a perfect 5-0-0 when they host the Kraken in Tuesday NHL action.

Seattle
29-15-3-2
AT
November 01, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
24-17-6-3
Puckline +1.5 -126
Moneyline +209
Over / Under o +6.5

8%

Betting Action

92%

Puckline -1.5 +105
Moneyline -253
Over / Under u +6.5

8%

Betting Action

92%

The Flames are coming off a disappointing 3-2 loss to the visiting Edmonton Oilers, extending the scoring woes that have plagued them during their current eight-game homestand. The Kraken open a three-game road trip in Calgary after posting a 3-1 upset win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Overall, the Kraken have won three of five, but have yet to tally consecutive wins through their first 10 games of the season.

The Flames have emerged as heavy -220 favourites and have garnered a huge 87 per cent of the betting action. The Kraken have improved slightly since opening as +188 underdogs climbing to +183. The total has held steady since opening at 6.0, but with the support of 89 per cent of sports bettors, the OVER is now favoured with -125 odds.

Kraken vs. Flames NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday night’s matchup at Scotiabank Saddledome marks the first of three regular season meetings between these Pacific Division rivals. The Flames swept the season series in Seattle’s inaugural NHL campaign last year, with three of their four victories coming by multi-goal margins, capped by a 5-3 victory on home ice on April 12. The total topped 6.0 in two of those clashes. Accordingly, the UNDER is currently on a 2-2-0 run.

So far this season, the Flames have avoided consecutive losses while compiling a 5-2-0 record, including a 4-2-0 mark on home ice. The Kraken have won three of five, a run that started with a 3-2 upset victory on the road over the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, and have fallen to defeat by just a single goal in each of their past three losses.

Seattle Kraken

For the second time in just eight days, the Kraken emerged as giant slayers in Saturday’s victory over the Penguins. This team’s recent success has been fuelled by steady performances at both ends of the ice. In addition to averaging a very respectable 3.80 goals per game during their current 3-2-0 run, the Kraken have limited opponents to just four total goals in their three wins over that stretch.

With starting goalie Philipp Grubauer out indefinitely, veteran Martin Jones has stepped up, allowing one or fewer goals in two of his past three appearances, and in four of eight outings overall. But while the Kraken have played with confidence in front of Jones, they face the challenge of maintaining that momentum with Joey Daccord between the pipes on Tuesday. Daccord makes his Kraken debut after surrendering 21 goals and going winless in four starts for Vancouver last season.

The Kraken have also been getting offensive contributions from up and down the lineup. After appearing just 77 total games over the past two season, Jaden Schwartz is enjoying a resurgence. Schwartz has tallied multiple points in two straight outings, and leads the club with five goals and five assists.

Calgary Flames

While the Kraken fill the net, the Flames have struggled to maintain a consistent offensive touch in the early going of the season. The club has scored more than three goals just once in their past five games. However, their struggles have not resulted from a lack of effort or opportunity. The club outshot Edmonton by a wide 42-26 margin in Saturday’s loss, marking the third time this season they have outshot an opponent by double digits. They averaged an impressive 37.4 shots per game over their first seven contests.

Newcomer Nazem Kadri recorded four goals and five assists before seeing his season-opening six-game points streak snapped on Saturday. Conversely, Jonathan Huberdeau has stumbled at times during his Flames debut, scoring just once while compiling just 12 total shots on goal through the first seven games of the season.

The Flames are also turning to their backup on Tuesday, with Dan Vladar getting the start in net. Vladar earned the win in the team’s 4-3 victory back on October 15, but was tagged for two goals on 19 shots while playing in relief in a 6-3 loss to Buffalo 12 days ago.

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