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Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 01/17/2022 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 01-17-2022 Picks Predictions and Preview

Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 01/17/2022 – All of a sudden, the once struggling Chicago Blackhawks have now found themselves in the middle of an uncanny surge. The team will hit the road on Monday to face the Seattle Kraken as they look to extend their winning streak to five. While Chicago is on a roll, Seattle is on the other side of the fence. The Kraken dropped their last game against the Kings – their ninth straight loss. The game will start at 05:00 PM Eastern Time with the odds at a near toss-up based on the latest update from the top betting sites for NHL. Home fans would want to witness their team end the nightmare of a losing skid, but Blackhawks fans likewise don’t want their victory run to end. 

Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 01/17/2022

When: Monday, January 17, 5:00 PM ET

Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Washington

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken 01/17/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-294)5.5 o (-102)+160
Seattle Kraken -1.5 (+230)5.5 u (-108)+140
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Chicago Blackhawks

For some reason, the Blackhawks’ closed-door postgame meeting following the 6-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes over a week ago has yielded dividends for the team. At the time, Chicago was sitting on a six-game losing skid. Since then, the team has won all of their assignments and is now looking to make it five in a row when they visit the Kraken in Seattle on Monday. It’s still a long way to go before the Blackhawks get back into legitimate contention. Despite the scorching run, Chicago still holds the second-worst record in the Central Division with 35 points in 38 games. 

Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 9, A 25, PTS 34), A. DeBrincat LW (G 23, A 9, PTS 32), S. Jones D (G 3, A 22, PTS 25).

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken could not seem to unravel the disaster of a skid they are having right now. Seattle has now lost nine straight games – a stretch where the team has been outscored by a mile, 37-19. Making it tougher for the team is the placing of goaltender Chris Driedger in the league’s health and safety protocols. Facing a team that has been collecting a series of wins, the Kraken is obviously facing a tall order at home on Monday. As expected, confidence is nowhere to be found. But members of the squad will have to try as coach Dave Hakstol plots the game plan that they hope would end the losing skid. 

Players to watch: J. Eberle RW (G 12, A 12, PTS 24), J. McCann C (G 15, A 8, PTS 23), Y. Gourde C (G 8, A 12, PTS 20).

Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken Betting Predictions

Trends

Blackhawks

Chicago are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games on the road.
Chicago are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games this season.
Chicago are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Kraken

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games.
Kraken are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Seattle are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Seattle are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Seattle’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

Blackhawks vs Kraken Betting Picks

After Monday’s clash, no streak will be broken. The conclusion will favor the visitors, who are expected to have an easy way against the reeling Kraken. The winning streak will be stretched to five and Seattle’s skid will enter double digits. NHL Betting Lines suggest an intense game, but Chicago will make sure that the victory will be as decisive as possible.  

Score Prediction: Blackhawks 5, Kraken 2.