Chicago Blackhawks vs. Seattle Kraken NHL Betting Lines & Analysis (01/24/2024)

At the onset of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks drew NHL betting excitement for the start of a new era. First overall NHL Draft pick Connor Bedard gave fans, and gamblers hope for a better future. But Bedard is not in the lineup. Following a strong start, Bedard broke his jaw and is out until mid-March. Since Bedard has been sidelined, the Blackhawks have been in a free fall. The Seattle Kraken are coming off a strong playoff season. This year, Seattle is fighting for a wild card spot. Namely, Dave Hakstol is a coach who has lit a spark.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Seattle Kraken NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 10 p.m. ET
Location:Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
TV Coverage:TNT
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Blackhawks+1½ -1105½ -115+235
Kraken-1½ -1105½ -105-290
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Blackhawks at Kraken SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, Chicago will be a tough offshore bookmaker sell. The Blackhawks are one of the worst teams in the NHL and are missing their top player. Additionally, most gamblers seek to avoid losing teams on road ice. Seattle has picked up the pace in recent weeks and has been turning a nice profit. Gamblers have taken notice and will side with the Kraken by a large majority.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Overview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 14-30-2 straight up and 15-23 over/under the total. Also, Chicago is 9th in the Western Conference wild-card playoff standings. Chicago is 21 points behind the Los Angeles Kings for the final Western Conference playoff spot. Late on, Chicago has covered three out of their last ten games. While the Blackhawks have gone under the total in eight of its previous ten matchups.

Chicago has NHL rankings of 31st for goals scored and 31st for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Blackhawks have NHL rankings of 29th for goals against and 27th for penalty killing.

With Bedard out of the lineup, Jason Dickinson has had to carry the load for Chicago. In sum, Dickinson has 15 goals, nine assists, and a +10. Goaltender Petr Mrazek has a respectable .906 save percentage.

Seattle Kraken Team Overview

The Seattle Kraken are 19-17-9 straight up and 16-19-3 over/under the total. Also, Seattle is 5th in the Western Conference wild-card standings. Seattle is three points behind the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference wildcard playoff race. Late on, Seattle has covered seven out of their last ten games. While the Kraken has gone under the total in ten of its previous 13 matchups.

Seattle has NHL rankings of 26th for goals scored and 14th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Kraken has NHL rankings of 11th for goals against and 15th for penalty killing.

Namely, Joey Daccord is the backbone of the Kraken. The Seattle goaltender has a .922 save percentage. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Kraken with 12 goals and 24 assists.

Blackhawks at Kraken SBG Free Picks

Overall, Seattle got the money in five of its last seven NHL betting matchups against Chicago. The last five meetings in his series went over the total. Specifically at Seattle, the Blackhawks have lost their last three visits. Three of the previous four meetings in this series at Seattle went over the total.

Blackhawks at Kraken SBG Best Bet: Seattle Kraken and Over the Total.

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