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San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken 01/20/2022 Picks, Hockey Predictions and Preview

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San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken 01-20-2022 Picks Hockey Predictions and Preview

San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken 01/20/2022 – Two teams from the Pacific Division coming off respective wins will square off as the Seattle Kraken host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night at the Climate Pledge Arena. The visiting Sharks are coming off an impressive 6-2 victory at home while the Kraken nipped the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout that snapped a nine-game losing skid. With the latest win, the NHL Betting Lines have given Seattle the slight edge, tagging the home team with a -114 as slight favorites against +103 for the Sharks in the match-winner market. The game will start at 10:00 PM Eastern Time to be shown live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken 01/20/2022

When: Thursday, January 20, 10:00 PM ET

Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, Washington

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken 01/20/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
San Jose Sharks +1.5 (-240)5.5 o (-117)+103
Seattle Kraken -1.5 (+200)5.5 u (-117)-114
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San Jose Sharks

San Jose is back on the winning track after the team defeated the Los Angeles Kings in dominant fashion last Monday. The victory came after the Sharks suffered back-to-back losses at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers, respectively. San Jose credited Timo Meier for the latest victory as the forward scored a franchise-record five goals against the Kings. The 25-year-old was ecstatic about his performance, saying it was a “pretty cool feeling” to put up such a phenomenal offensive showing. But while everyone was elated for  Meier, the forward himself is refusing to get too high at the moment. As the celebration fades, the Sharks will be back to business as they look to take down the Kraken in Seattle. 

Players to watch: T. Meier RW (G 20, A 25, PTS 45), T. Hertl C (G 20, A 15, PTS 35), L. Couture C (G 13, A 17, PTS 30).

Seattle Kraken

After 10 tries, the dry spell is finally broken for the Kraken. It has been a while since Seattle last tasted a win, and sure it was a good feeling for the team after they escaped the Chicago Blackhawks via a 3-2 shootout win last time around. Interestingly, the Kraken’s last win prior to the losing streak was against the Sharks, whom they defeated on Dec. 14, 3-1, in San Jose. To say that Seattle’s win against San Jose was a fluke could be refuted, and that is the mission for the Kraken on Thursday. 

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).

San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken Betting Predictions

Trends

Sharks

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose’s last 6 games.
San Jose are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose’s last 15 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games this season.
San Jose are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Kraken

Seattle are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Seattle are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Seattle’s last 19 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Seattle are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

San Jose Sharks vs Kraken Betting Picks

The Sharks had to learn a lesson the hard way. San Jose got tripped by the Kraken the last time both teams faced each other. On Thursday, this time as visitors, the Sharks will make sure to get the victory in Seattle. Betting on NHL will be interesting anew with the Sharks about to reward the wagers that backed them up at a value price. 

Score Prediction: Sharks 5, Kraken 2.