Bruins Off to Expansion Kraken

This will be the second Bruins vs Kraken game. Back on February 1st, the Bruins defeated the Kraken by a score of 3-2.

Seattle came into this season as an expansion team and had a rather impressive roster on paper. Unfortunately, the paper does not win NHL games, and neither does Seattle.

The Bruins have found themselves in a spot where they are looking to lock down a playoff spot. While they are in fourth place by 10 points, just eight points separate the Bruins from second place in the division.

The Bruins are a massive favorite in this game in terms of moneyline. While both offenses are not that far apart in terms of statistics, the Bruins have been the much better team all year.

The Bruins will come into Seattle on a two-game winning streak. After an overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators, the Bruins were able to defeat the Colorado Avalanche rather easily with a 5-1 victory.

Another major factor in the insane moneyline odds is the fact that Brad Marchand will be back for the Bruins. Finishing up his four-game suspension, Marchand is due back to the team on Thursday.

David Pastrnak has worked himself into the top spot for the Bruins’ offense. He has recorded a team-high 49 points, scoring 27 goals and assisting on 22 others.

The Bruins have also gotten solid play out of their goaltender, Jeremy Swayman. While his record is not the best, 11-7-1, he is only giving up 2.09 goals per game.

The Kraken have had a rather miserable 2021-2022 season. Currently, Seattle is dead last in the Pacific Division and is basically at a point where they can not win their division. 

The Kraken are currently on a four-game losing streak and have to play the New York Islanders tomorrow night before taking on Boston Thursday. In terms of moneyline betting, the Kraken have only won three games in their last 10.

Seattle is dealing with a few key players on their injury report. One of the more important players is Jayden Schwartz, who in only 29 games was able to tally 20 total points. 

Jared McCann is the only player on the team to have reached 30 points. He has a team-high 32 points, scored 20 goals, and assisted on 12 others.

Philipp Grubauer will be in goal for Seattle, as he has racked up several starts. He currently has a record of 12-21-3 and is giving up 3.15 goals per game.

Boston is the clear favorite for this Bruins vs Kraken game, and for a good reason. The Bruins have been solid all season and won the games that they had to.

Seattle just does not have the offense needed to compete against teams. Whether it is because it is their first year skating together, due to the expansion draft, or they are just not as good as everyone was expecting, Seattle has been extremely underwhelming.

The clear pick here is to take the Boston Bruins moneyline.

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