- The Washington Capitals head to Climate Pledge Arena to play the Seattle Kraken on Thursday, December 1st, 2022
- Seattle finds themselves as home favorites in the Capitals vs Kraken odds
- Read below to claim the best Capitals vs Kraken NHL betting pick
The Seattle Kraken have grabbed the NHL by the balls with their start to their second season ever. The Kraken welcomes the Washington Capitals to Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 with puck drop set at 10 PM EST. Maryland sports betting apps list Washington as home underdogs in the Capitals vs Kraken odds.
The Kraken have won six straight as they go up against a Capitals team that beat Vancouver 5-1 in their last matchup. Let’s take a look at the Capitals vs Kraken odds for this NHL showdown on Thursday night.
Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken Odds
|Over / Under
|Over 6.0 (-105)
|Under 6.0 (-115)
Odds as of November 30 at BetMGM
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Washington Capitals Betting Outlook
The Washington Capitals just put on an epic performance against the Vancouver Canucks on the road, but that’s the Canucks and they suck.
Vancouver is a bottom 10 team when it comes to expected goals against. Seattle is fourth in that category, which means good offensive chances will be far and few between for Ovie and the Caps.
Interestingly enough, the last 9 teams to play the Canucks are 7-2 in their following game. Not that you can rely solely on this betting trend, but it sheds some light on how teams elevate their game after playing against Vancouver.
The Capitals have really struggled on the road this year. Their powerplay percentage is at just 13.33% and they’re averaging 2.6 goals per game. They do have the saving grace of Darcy Kuemper who’s been playing very well, ranked 12th in Goals Saved Above Expected at 4.7.
Seattle Kraken Betting Outlook
Kraken have been the surprise of the NHL this year, no doubt about it. They have the third highest goals % (59.38), fourth in expected goals for per 60 (2.27), third fewest shots on goal against (468), sixth fewest high danger chances against (35), and a resurged Martin Jones who’s turned back the clock.
Seattle has been great as a home favorite this year – 4-2 record, scoring 4.5 goals per game and allowing just 2.83. People might disagree, but oddsmakers have this line pegged properly in the Capitals vs Kraken odds.
To add to Washington’s struggles on the road, they’ve been one of the worst teams in the first period. They’ve won three of 12 first periods on the road, tying three of them. Getting down early to this Kraken team has proven to not work out well.
Capitals vs Kraken Best NHL Pick
Although the Capitals won their last game handily, I think this will be a much tougher test on the road. They’re going up against a team that allows 27 shots per game after playing a team that allowed 34 shots per game.
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Kraken have played well at home against Eastern Conference foes and I think it happens again tonight. I also like Seattle to win the first period in the Capitals vs Kraken odds. We discussed above how the Capitals can’t turn on the engine until the second period.
I’ll also take Kraken ML at -130 in the NHL odds at BetMGM.
Picks: Kraken ML (-130), Kraken 1P ML (-125)