Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Seattle Kraken Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Dec 06, 2021

The Kraken seem to be finding a rhythm. Seattle has won their last three home dates and come into Monday with a 5-1-1 record in their last seven games overall.

Pittsburgh
27-10-1-4
AT
December 06, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Climate Pledge Arena
Seattle
13-25-3-1
Puckline -1.5 +197
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6

76%

Betting Action

24%

Puckline +1.5 -237
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

76%

Betting Action

24%

The Seattle Kraken aim to extend their current win streak on home ice to four games when they play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. The Kraken continued their recent strong play with Friday’s 4-3 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers, while the Penguins travel to Climate Pledge Arena on the heels of a decisive 4-1 victory in Vancouver on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh is a -133 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Penguins vs. Kraken NHL Betting Odds

Since opening as strong -139 road favourites, the Penguins have faded slightly to a -133 bet despite commanding a sizeable 78 per cent of betting action. Accordingly, the Kraken have made gains, and are currently pegged as +112 home underdogs. The total has held steady since opening at 6.0, with the UNDER favoured with -120 odds.

Monday night’s matchup marks the first-ever meeting between these two clubs. In addition to their recent surge on home ice, the Kraken have also emerged as a solid bet when facing Eastern Conference opponents in the early going of their inaugural campaign. The club has claimed outright victories in six of nine dates with teams from the East since opening the season with three straight road losses. That run includes impressive upset wins over Carolina and Washington on home ice, and a decisive 4-1 victory in Florida last week.

The Penguins have been streaky on the road this season, with their 6-3-3 record featuring both a four-game win streak and a four-game losing streak. However, they have been dominant during a three-game win streak as road chalk, outscoring opponents by an 11-1 overall margin.

Pittsburgh Penguins

A date with the floundering Vancouver Canucks proved to be a tonic for the Penguins’ recent offensive woes. After scoring just seven total goals over their previous four contests, including a pair of feeble offensive performances in Calgary and Edmonton to kick off their current Western swing, the Pittsburgh offence came alive in Vancouver. Pittsburgh shooters peppered Canucks netminder Thatcher Demko with 44 shots, and Jake Guentzel led the attack with three goals and one assist. Equally important is the recent strong play of Sidney Crosby. After struggling to produce in his return from an early-season injury, Crosby has found his groove, scoring twice and adding seven helpers over his past five outings.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken return to action on Monday looking to extend the hottest stretch in their team’s brief history. In addition to extending their current home win streak to three games with Friday’s impressive win over Edmonton, the Kraken have now compiled a very respectable 5-1-1 record in their past seven overall. Injuries have emerged as a major concern going into Monday’s action. Leading scorer Jordan Eberle remains listed as questionable as he nurses a lower body injury suffered a week ago. He is joined in the clinic by wingers Jaden Schwartz and Calle Jarnkrok, who are both uncertain to see action on Monday. However, the club could see Mark Giordano return. The veteran rearguard is eligible to come off the COVID list on Monday after missing the past five games.

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