Canucks vs. Kraken Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Feb. 22

Oct 17, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) plays the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the game at Climate Pledge Arena.
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We have your Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Vancouver Canucks hit the road to face the Seattle Kraken.

The Vancouver Canucks (37-15-6) are set to face off against the Seattle Kraken (23-21-11) in a clash of Pacific Division rivals. With the Canucks leading the Western Conference and the Kraken fighting for a wild card spot, this game could have significant playoff implications.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken Odds Info

Moneyline: Vancouver Canucks -120 (BetRivers) / Seattle Kraken +105 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Vancouver Canucks +188 (FanDuel) / Seattle Kraken -230 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetMGM) / -120 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Feb. 22

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Climate Pledge Arena – Seattle, WA


Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 36 overs and 22 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 22 overs and 10 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 21 overs and 14 unders.

Seattle Kraken Betting Trends

  • This season, the Seattle Kraken have hit 23 overs and 32 unders.
  • At home this season, the Seattle Kraken have hit 11 overs and 14 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Seattle Kraken have hit 11 overs and 24 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks and the Seattle Kraken have faced off six times, with each team securing three victories apiece. These matchups have been fairly evenly contested, with the visiting team emerging victorious in four out of the six games, suggesting a trend where home-ice advantage has not played a significant role. When it comes to betting statistics, both teams have covered the spread three times each, indicating a balance in their performances relative to pre-game expectations. In terms of totals betting, the over has hit in five of the six games, with only one game going under, pointing towards a tendency for higher-scoring encounters between these two teams. Other notable statistics include the Canucks’ strong penalty kill, successfully negating all four power-play opportunities in their most recent game, and the Kraken’s consistent shot-blocking, with a notable performance of 21 blocks in one of the games.

The most recent game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Seattle Kraken took place on November 24, 2023, where the Canucks triumphed with a decisive 5-1 victory. The game unfolded with Vancouver establishing an early lead in the first period and maintaining their dominance throughout, culminating in a three-goal burst in the third period to seal the win. The Canucks showcased their defensive prowess by out-blocking the Kraken 21 to 13 and delivering a nearly flawless penalty kill, fending off all four of Seattle’s power-play chances. On the offensive front, Vancouver’s balanced attack was on display, with goals from Teddy Blueger, Dakota Joshua, Sam Lafferty, Nils Hoglander, and Ilya Mikheyev, while Thatcher Demko’s goaltending was formidable, boasting a save percentage of 0.958. Despite the Kraken’s efforts, including a goal from Tye Kartye assisted by Vince Dunn, they were unable to overcome the Canucks’ momentum and ultimately fell short in front of their home crowd.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken Predictions

The Vancouver Canucks, despite a recent three-game skid, have been a force in the Western Conference, sitting comfortably at the top with a strong record. Their offensive prowess is led by right winger Brock Boeser, who has netted 31 goals this season, and center J.T. Miller, who tops the team with 75 points. On the blue line, defenseman Quinn Hughes has been a key playmaker, contributing 57 assists. The Canucks will be looking to bounce back and extend their lead in the Pacific Division, relying on their top-tier offense that ranks among the best in the league.

On the other side, the Seattle Kraken are coming off a tough overtime loss but have shown they can compete with a mid-table position in the Western Conference. Left winger Jared McCann has been a standout for the Kraken, leading the team with 24 goals and 41 points. Defenseman Vince Dunn has also been instrumental, setting up plays with 32 assists. The Kraken’s defense, however, will be put to the test against the high-scoring Canucks, and they’ll need goaltender Joey Daccord to continue his impressive form to keep their playoff hopes alive.

This matchup will feature a battle between the Canucks’ high-flying offense and the Kraken’s resilience. Key player matchups to watch include the Canucks’ Miller against the Kraken’s McCann, as both centers have been pivotal for their respective teams. With the Canucks aiming to regain their winning form and the Kraken striving to climb the standings, this game promises to be a tightly contested affair with plenty of action at both ends of the ice.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken Pick

Given the current trends and the total line set at 6.0, the under seems to be the more compelling pick for this matchup. The Seattle Kraken have been leaning towards the under in recent games, with a significant 32 unders on the season compared to 23 overs. Additionally, their last five games as the underdog have all gone under, indicating a pattern of lower-scoring games when they are not favored. The Vancouver Canucks, despite their offensive capabilities, are entering this game on a three-game losing streak, which could impact their scoring confidence and lead to a more conservative approach. Moreover, the Kraken’s home games have also trended towards the under, with 14 unders out of 25 games, suggesting that they play tighter defensively in front of their home crowd.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups between these two teams have favored the over, with five out of six games exceeding the total line. However, the most recent encounter saw the Canucks dominate with a 5-1 victory, which could set a precedent for a more one-sided game if the Canucks’ offense clicks, potentially limiting the overall score. Additionally, the Kraken’s recent home game performance against the Detroit Red Wings, which went to overtime, indicates that they are capable of keeping games close and low-scoring. With these factors in mind, and considering the Kraken’s need to tighten up defensively against a top conference team, the under is a justified pick for this game.

The Pick: Under 6.0 +100 (BetMGM)

Vancouver Canucks vs. Seattle Kraken Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Vancouver Canucks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
J.T. Miller Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -105 -125 3.3 3.1

Seattle Kraken

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jared McCann Points 0.5 9/10 -120 -110 1.2 1.20
Jordan Eberle Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -190 +145 2.3 2.33
Yanni Gourde Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -175 +135 2.1 2.04