Stadium: Madison Square Garden (New York City)
Prediction for the NHL New York Rangers vs Seattle Kraken match, which will take place on January 30. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
New York Rangers
The Rangers had had an outstanding regular season, making good progress from last season, when they failed to make the playoffs. The Blueshirts are moving reliably in the top eight, producing consistently good results. They occasionally suffered a few setbacks, but they've been consistently winning. In late January, Gerard Gallant's team suffered two losses in a row to Columbus and Minnesota with a score of 3:5 and 2:3, respectively. However, they had won five of their six meetings before that. As a result, the New York club is now fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Seattle has many more problems with their play, and their team' level is much lower. Dave Hextall's team is having its debut season in the NHL, so they still need time to find their feet. The Krakens struggled to stay afloat for a long time, but they suffered a losing streak in December and January, where they lost 12 of 13 games and were relegated to the bottom of the league. In their last six games, the team have managed four wins, which is not too bad for such a modest squad, but even that does not allow Seattle to drop from the bottom spot in the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
The Rangers and Seattle are very different teams. The Krakens have been winning slightly more often in recent games, but they are weaker than the New York club, which is hardly surprising since they are in their debut season, while the Blueshirts have been rebuilding their players for the past few years and are nearing the end of that process. The first head-to-head encounter between the opponents also left Gerard Galland's side with a score of 3:1, and they should undoubtedly win comfortably on home ice. We suggest betting on the Rangers' victory with a handicap (-1.5) for 2.25.
The Rangers have a strong attacking line-up. In 45 meetings played, Gerard Galland's charges have already scored 137 goals (3.04 goals per game average), which is hardly an excessive number, but the Blueshirts have maintained their respective level. Seattle has severe defensive problems, as shown by their 153 goals conceded in 43 games (3.56 average per game). Therefore, we suggest betting on an individual total 1 over 4.5 goals for 3.30.
Chris Kreider continues to show incredible performance. The American has already scored 44 points (31 goals + 13 assists) in 45 games this season, giving him a personal best of 53 points (28 goals + 25 assists) for a career-high in the 2016/17 regular season. The 30-year-old has broken even in the last eight games, scoring ten pucks in that stretch. So, we suggest betting on Chris Kreider total over 0.5 for 2.1.