Kraken vs Islanders Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Saturday (Jan 29)

New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin preparing in front of the net prior to a game.

New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) prepares for an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)

The New York Islanders host the Seattle Kraken on Saturday, January 29th
The Isles are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a betting favorite
Read below for Kraken vs Islanders odds, predictions and best NHL pick

It’s a busy Saturday in the NHL with 11 games on tap for January 29th. One of the early games pits the New York Islanders against the Seattle Kraken. Puck drop is 2:00 PM EST at UBS Arena.

New York is listed as heavy home favorites in the Saturday NHL odds. The Isles have an impressive record against inferior teams but have struggled against top competition.

Let’s take a look at the Kraken vs Islanders odds and offer you our NHL best bet prediction.

Kraken vs Islanders Odds

Game Time
Team
Puck Line
Total
Moneyline

2:00pm ET
Seattle Kraken
+1.5 (-165)
O 5.5 (+100)
+150

January 29th, 2022
New York Islanders
-1.5 (+133)
U 5.5 (-122)
-186

Odds as of  January 28th at Barstool Sportsbook

The Kraken vs Islanders game total is set at 5.5, with juice on the under. The Isles are available to win by two goals on the puck line at +133.

Islanders Favored in Saturday NHL Odds 

The Islanders are heavily favored to beat the Kraken in the Saturday NHL odds. New York has won five of their past eight games since returning from a COVID loss. They lost 3-2 at home to the Kings in their most recent contest Thursday.

The Islanders are 9-1 in their last 10 games as the betting favorite. This impressive record is due to the fact the Isles don’t play down to inferior opponents. New York is 13-2-4 this season against teams not currently occupying a playoff spot.

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— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 27, 2022

The Isles are just 2-13-2 against teams in a playoff spot, however, so you have to tread lightly when betting them in the NHL odds. New York has the fifth-best GAA in the NHL (2.61), but their offense ranks 30th in average goals scored per game (2.36).

Ilya Sorokin is expected to start in net for the Islanders against Seattle after Semyon Varlamov got the start against the Kings. This is good news for potential NYI bettors as Sorokin owns a superior save percentage (.926) and GAA (2.29) to Varlamov.

Kraken Betting Value as Road Underdog

Seattle enters Saturday’s game against New York following an impressive 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. It was the start of a four-game road swing for the Kraken, who handed the Pens their first home loss since November.

Seattle only has a 5-11-2 road record, so it remains to be seen if they can build off the win over Pittsburgh. The Kraken rank bottom-10 in the league in almost every major statistical category, including GAA (3.55), goals scored (2.63) and special teams.

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— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) January 28, 2022

Unlike the Islanders, the Kraken have several absences that affect their betting value. Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak is out with a non-COVID related illness, while forwards Jaden Schwartz (hand) and Brandon Tanev (knee) are both on injured reserve.

Seattle’s projected NHL starting goalie Saturday is Philipp Grubauer. While he turned in one of his better performances Thursday, Grubauer has largely been a disappointment for the Kraken. The ex-Avs netminder is 11-16-4 with a .886 save percentage and 3.20 GAA.

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Kraken vs Islanders Pick & Prediction

This is the first-ever meeting between the Kraken and Islanders after the original matchup scheduled for Jan. 4 was postponed due to COVID concerns. Seattle went 0-3 on their last road trip earlier this month, but they’ve started this one with a bang.

When it comes to betting the Kraken vs Islanders odds, it’s all about situational circumstance. This is a solid bounce-back spot for New York on home ice facing a Seattle team that is playing on the road for the second time in three days.

Let’s take a look at some betting trends for Kraken vs Islanders:

Islanders are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite.
Under is 8-2 in Islanders last 10 games.
Kraken are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win.

The Islanders will hold a big goaltending advantage over Seattle and should stymie their slumping offense. The Kraken haven’t scored more than three goals on the road since November. Take the Isles moneyline and the under in the Saturday NHL odds at Barstool Sportsbook.

Pick: Islanders Moneyline (-186), Under 5.5 (-122)

Author: wpadmin

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