Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks 1/25/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks 1/25/23
Wed 25th January 2023

The Seattle Kraken (-190) host the Vancouver Canucks (+160) at Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday. The total is 6.5 (O: -110, U: -110)Vancouver (19-25-3) is playing the second of a back-to-back after earning a 5-2 win over the Blackhawks yesterday, breaking a run of three defeats in a row.

The Canucks committed five penalties in the game, though they held Chicago without a power play goal. Andrei Kuzmenko led the Canucks with two goals in regulation. Collin Delia allowed two goals on 14 shots against (.857%) in the win.

Seattle (27-14-5) fell 2-1 (SO) to the Avalanche on Saturday. Ryan Donato was the only player to score in regulation for the Kraken. Philipp Grubauer had a great performance with 26 saves (.962%) in the loss.


The Canucks have won both games between the teams this season, including a 6-5 (SO) victory in their most recent meeting in December, their sixth straight win against Seattle. Elias Pettersson led Vancouver with five points (2G 3A). Daniel Sprong (2G 0A) and Oliver Bjorkstrand (1G 1A) each had two points to lead Seattle. Spencer Martin got the win despite saving only 31 of 36 shots (.861%).


Vancouver is averaging 3.32 goals per game for the season, 10th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Kraken team that is allowing 3.09 goals a game (17th).

Meanwhile, Seattle has found the net 3.61 times a game on average, fourth in the league, and will be looking to exploit the Canucks’ weak defense, which is allowing opponents to score 3.91 goals per game (31st).

The Canucks’ 22.84% power play percentage ranks 14th in the league, while the Kraken are 19th with a conversion rate of 20.30%. Penalty killing, however, has been a challenge for both teams, as Vancouver has the league’s lowest PK% at 66.67% and Seattle is second-worst at 70.50%.


With 56 points this season, Pettersson is the top skater for the Canucks. He has 19 goals and 37 assists in 45 games. In the net, Martin (11-12-1) is Vancouver’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.86 GAA and a .877% save percentage.

Andre Burakovsky (38 points), Matty Beniers (36), and Jordan Eberle (35) lead the Kraken in scoring. Burakovsky has 13 goals and 25 assists, while Beniers has 17 goals and 19 assists. Eberle has 10 goals and 25 assists. Martin Jones (22-6-3) has the best goals against average for Seattle at 2.84. He has a save percentage of .894%.


Vancouver is 10-12-2 on the road this season. Seattle is 11-9-3 at Climate Pledge Arena this season. Meanwhile, the Canucks are 4-4 without a day off and 3-2 playing with a rest disadvantage. The Kraken are 5-4 with a rest advantage.

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