Kraken vs Blackhawks: Date, Time, Betting Odds, Streaming, More

The Seattle Kraken will attempt to avoid losing a fifth straight game when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Seattle has yet to win a game on their current homestand, with this being the third of six straight games on home ice. The Kraken had a few days off after their most recent loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. The team will need to address several issues ahead of this game and the tough schedule ahead.

After this matchup, the Kraken will take on five straight playoff teams from last season; this includes 2 current first-place teams and the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning. This matchup against the Blackhawks might be Seattle’s best chance to pick up a point. Chicago started the season very slowly but is riding a three-game win streak, making even this a difficult-looking matchup for the struggling Kraken.

Kraken Defensive Issues

Seattle has allowed the fewest shots on goal per game this season but is still allowing the second-most goals. Their goaltending duo, which was supposed to be their best position, has struggled out of the gate. Both Kraken goaltenders have save percentages below 88% and will need to drastically improve for Seattle to recover. The Kraken sits in last place in the Pacific Division and is now 9 points out of a Wild Card spot in the West.

The Kraken has given up 20 goals over the four-game losing streak, raising their per-game average to 3.67 goals against. Shot suppression has been an area of strength, but preventing high-quality scoring chances has to be the priority. Opponents aren’t earning many opportunities, but the chances they do get are extremely high-danger. Limiting turnovers needs to be a focus for the Kraken ahead of this difficult stretch of games.

Blackhawks Low-Scoring Affairs

Chicago has picked up three straight victories, but their scoring is still an area of concern. The Blackhawks are 30th in the league with just 2.13 goals per game through 15 games. On their current win streak, the Hawks have mustered just seven goals over the three games. Chicago has been held to two or fewer goals in 5 of their last 10 games, with two of those actually being victories. The Blackhawks have benefitted from having Marc-Andre Fleury in their net, but even he has been inconsistent. Depth scoring behind Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat will be key to improving the scoring numbers.

Matchup Details

Opponent: Chicago Blackhawks (4-9-2)

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 7 PM PT / 10 PM EST

Where: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle

TV:  TNT

Betting Odds: WynnBET

The Kraken vs Blackhawks betting odds on WynnBET have the Kraken as 1.5-point favorites at home. Seattle has -150 money line odds, while the Blackhawks are the underdog at +135. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 5.5 points.

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