Seattle Kraken vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Oct 18, 2021

The Flyers have had a couple days off following Friday's season opener, so Philly should be plenty rested when they face the Seattle Kraken Monday night.

Seattle
8-13-1
AT
October 18, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia
8-8-2-2
Puckline +1.5 -198
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

Puckline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -139
Over / Under u +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

Seattle head coach Dave Hakstol returns to Philadelphia to take on his former team as the Kraken visit the Flyers for the first time in franchise history. Both squads are looking to get back in the win column after losing their last games.

The Flyers are -137 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Kraken vs. Flyers NHL Odds

The Flyers have received 75 per cent of the moneyline bets so far, as they host the 1-1-1 Seattle Kraken. Philadelphia is trying to avoid starting their season 0-2 for the first time since 2015, while the Kraken are trying to avoid losing two games in a row for the first time.

Through the first three games this season, Seattle is undefeated against the spread, while Philly failed to cover in game one.

Last year’s Philadelphia team played the over more than anyone else in the league and they stuck to that trend on opening night. Bettors are fairly split on the total for this one, however, with 53 per cent of customers taking the under.

Both teams’ starting goalies are trending in opposite directions. Carter Hart of the Flyers is coming off a disastrous season and struggled in game one, allowing four goals on 35 shots. The Kraken’s Philipp Grubauer is coming off a Vezina nomination and has looked solid with the expansion team, so far.

Seattle Kraken

Seattle fans are quickly learning why Brandon Tanev is a fan favourite everywhere he plays. The former Pittsburgh Penguins winger has three goals through the team’s first three contests. Tanev is also atop the team’s leaders in shots (7), hits (11) and penalty minutes (4).

Defenceman Vince Dunn will not be available tonight, as he will miss a second straight game with an undisclosed injury. Dunn had the first fight in Kraken history back in game one and always brings his intensity into the game.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers opened their season with a 5-4 shootout loss Friday against the Vancouver Canucks at Wells Farge Center. Joel Farabee opened the scoring in the first period, getting back to where he left off last season when he lead the team in goals with 20.

Down 4-2 in the third, a Travis Konecny powerplay goal with only two minutes remaining sparked a rally from the Flyers who would end up tying the game and pushing it to overtime, then a shootout.

Defenceman Ryan Ellis showed up as advertised, picking up two points in his debut for Philly. Ellis came over from Nashville this offseason as a part of a three-way trade.

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