Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Vegas Golden Knights will take on the Seattle Kraken in a Tuesday night matinee on ESPN to conclude an opening-night doubleheader, marking the final two NHL expansion teams to face off.Seattle is attempting to become the most successful expansion franchise in sports history, with Vegas winning eight of its first nine games and making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in its inaugural season (2017-18).

Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Odds & Line Movement



Despite the fact that the Kraken will be missing five players due to league COVID-19 norms, the moneyline has surprisingly dropped for the favored Golden Knights. Seattle will be without forwards Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi, Calle Jarnkrok, and Marcus Johansson as well as defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.These aren’t scrubs for an expansion team looking to have some quality depth like as they weren’t centered the team’s top line before missing Monday’s closing practice. That said, as of late Monday, oddsmakers had the Knights listed as -228 chalk at sportsbooks.

Notes On The Seattle Kraken

The Kraken are the newest professional sports franchise to declare “why not us?” when it comes to their capacity to surprise people in their inaugural season.

Vegas established the standard four years ago, and Seattle has done the same through the expansion draft and free agency, signing Grubauer to a contract after he led Colorado to the West Division title last season.Grubauer is targeting a similar season to Fleury’s in Vegas, where he started for the first time with a new team and won the Vezina Trophy.

Notes On The Vegas Golden Knights

Last year, the Golden Knights once again came up short in the conference finals, this time against the Montreal Canadiens. Instead of going to the Stanley Cup Final as predicted, they lost in five games to a team that was an underdog throughout the series.

The Sabres’ situation changed dramatically when Fleury departed for the Chicago Blackhawks. Robin Lehner has entrenched himself as the team’s starter, for better or worse, following Fleury’s departure. On the ice, his outspokenness has raised some concerns about whether he will be a distraction in Sin City, as he was during this past preseason both.

Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

Will The Seattle Kraken Cover The Pointspread?


Why not the Kraken, after winning their first two games ever away? Grubauer has had some success against the Golden Knights in the past, and there’s a lot of pressure on Lehner as Fleury’s replacement.

Can The Vegas Golden Knights Cover The Pointspread?

The expansion Seattle Seahawks are still a young team that hasn’t had much time to gel, and the visitors will be out to establish that being a successful expansion franchise is more difficult said than done. The Golden Knights are eager to let off some steam and establish themselves as the division’s top team, especially without Grubauer in Colorado.

Pick & Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights Moneyline (-250)

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