Seattle Kraken vs. Nashville Predators Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 14, 2021

Can the Seattle Kraken pick up their first regular season win in franchise history?

Seattle
6-13-1
AT
October 14, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville
11-8-1
Puckline +1.5 -216
Moneyline +106
Over / Under o +5.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Puckline -1.5 +180
Moneyline -128
Over / Under u +5.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

The Seattle Kraken just wrapped up their first game in the NHL and it didn’t go as they were hoping. Seattle lost to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, another recent expansion team, by a score of 4-3. The Kraken will now take a trip to face off against the Nashville Predators, a team that has yet to play a game in this new season. Will Seattle pick up their first win as an NHL franchise or will the Predators make them wait a little longer?

Nashville is a -126 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Kraken vs. Predators NHL Odds

We don’t have much to work with for Seattle as they’re a brand-new team. As for the Predators, they are 5-1 straight up in their last six games played at home but are 2-4 straight up in their past six overall. Luckily, the over has been consistent for them, cashing in on four of their last six games and six of their last seven when going up against opponents in the Western Conference.

Seattle Kraken

Despite suffering a loss in their very first regular season NHL game, the Kraken showed a lot of heart. Ryan Donato, Jared McCann and Morgan Geekie all knocked in goals following a 4-0 sprint by their opponents right out of the gate. Philipp Grubauer didn’t have the best day in the net, though, allowing those four goals on just 30 shots. He is going to have to play better in order to help his team knock off the Predators. Luckily, Seattle has a load of tough and physical defenders to help him out. The serious concern for the Kraken early on is their lack of offensive talent, though they certainly have enough to get by in this game as long as they play with a lot of intensity.

Nashville Predators

Is Nashville entering a rebuild? Nobody really knows. Their general manager claimed that the team would be entering a “competitive rebuild” during the offseason, flipping younger players in for their aging veterans. Both Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm will be without a contract at the end of the season, which could make for extended playing time for some younger players as the organization looks to find replacements. Eeli Tolvanen and Yakov Trenin are two names to watch for in this matchup offensively. Defensively, Nashville will rely heavily on the shoulders of Juuse Saros. He was above average in the net for the Preds throughout their most recent season but he also served as the backup to Pekka Rinne. Rinne is now off the roster (retired), which means that Saros is officially the top dog in the goalie department for this group and has a lot to prove.

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