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The Nashville Predators and Seattle Kraken meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Seattle Kraken look to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 27 goals, Roman Josi has 39 assists and Matt Duchene has 143 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 107 goals on 1,396 shots faced, and David Rittich has allowed 24 goals on 218 shots.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 21 goals, Alex Wennberg has 19 assists and Jordan Eberle has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 120 goals on 1,068 shots faced, and Chris Driedger has allowed 42 goals on 392 shots.
The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Kraken are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 15-38 in their last 53 overall. The over is 8-1 in Predators last 9 road games. The over is 5-1 in Kraken last 6 home games.
The Nashville Predators aren’t exactly a team I trust on the road in the favorite role, but there’s no way you can back the Kraken with any ounce of confidence. The Seattle Kraken have been a nightmare defensively all year, they’ve lost seven straight, and playing at home hasn’t helped much. The Predators should have a field day offensively here and cruise to a victory. I’ll lay the PL to turn juice into plus money.