New York Rangers vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/31/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

 
Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Sunday, October 31, 2021
Venue:  Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
Where to Watch:  NHL Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline:  Rangers -110, Kraken -110; Over/Under:  NL goals
Bet365:  Moneyline:  Rangers NL, Kraken NL; Over/Under:  NL goals
BetMGM:  Moneyline:  Rangers NL, Kraken NL; Over/Under:  NL goals
 

Season Record

New York Rangers:  5-2-1 (3rd place, Metropolitan Division)
Seattle Kraken:  3-4-1 (5th place, Pacific Division)
 
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New York Rangers vs Seattle Kraken Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
New York Rangers:  4-1 last 5
Seattle Kraken:  2-3 last 5
 
 
 

New York Rangers Analysis

The Rangers are coming into this game with a 5-2-1 record to start their season off and they are 4-1-0 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Rangers had their 4 game winning streak snapped with a loss against the Calgary Flames a few nights ago but they bounced back from that loss getting a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. They won that game 4-0 in a game that they dominated right from the start. Chris Kreider led the team in goals in that game with 2 while Alexis Lafreniere and Ryan Strome each scored 1 goal as well. Adam Fox and Artemi Panarin both led the team in assists with 3 each in that one while Nils Lundkvist also had 1 assist. Kreider led the team in shots on goal with 7 in that one. Igor Shesterkin was the starting goaltender in that game and he allowed 0 goals on 31 shots with 31 saves and a 1.000 sv percentage recording the shutout. Their offense is averaging 2.4 goals per game while their defense is allowing their opponents to average 2.3 goals per game against them. 
 
 

Seattle Kraken Analysis

The Kraken are coming into this game with a 3-4-1 record overall to start their season off and they are 2-1-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. After a very rough start to their season and franchise, the Kraken have now won their last 2 games straight coming into this one. They picked up wins against the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild in their last game. They beat the Wild 4-1 in a game that was tight in the first period but then the Kraken started to pull away in the second period extending their lead even more in the third period. They have scored 9 goals in their last 2 games while only allowing 2 in that same span. Haydn Fleury led the team in goals with 2 while Mark Giordano and Brandon Tanev both had 1 goal each as well. Ryan Donato, Joonas Donskoi, Yanni Gourde, Jaden Schwartz, and Riley Sheahan all had 1 assist each in that game. Fleury and Donskoi both led the team in shots on goal with 6 each in that one. Philipp Grubauer was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 1 goal on 31 shots with 30 saves and a .968 sv percentage. Their offense is averaging 2.8 goals per game while their defense is allowing their opponents to average 3.1 goals per game against them.
 
 

 

Rangers vs Kraken Prediction

The Kraken are coming into this game as a pick 'em at -110 with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Both of these teams are playing very well right now but the Rangers were really hot to start the season and have cooled off a bit now in their recent games. The Kraken started off slow but that is to be expected with a brand new franchise that just acquired all of their players in the offseason. The Kraken have started to find their groove now on a 2 game winning streak and they have some momentum on their side here at home. The best bet to place in this game is on the Kraken to extend their winning streak here and win this game.
 
Rangers Kraken Prediction:  Our NHL Pick for Sunday, October 31, 2021 (9:00 pm ET start time) is Kraken 5 Rangers 2.
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NHL Betting Trends

 
New York Rangers: 69-68 (+7.3 units) in all games. 26-22 (+11.8 units) in a road game where the total is 6 or more. 24-23 (+7.4 units) first half of the season.
Seattle Kraken: 3-5 (-2.5 units) in all games. 0-1 (-1.4 units) in a home game where the total is 6 or more. 3-5 (-2.5 units) first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
New York Rangers:  R. Reaves (RW) Ques Sun - Lower Body injury.
Seattle Kraken:  M. Appleton (C) Out indefinitely - Lower Body injury. C. Driedger (G) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed injury. M. Johansson (LW) Out indefinitely - Lower Body injury. C. Blackwell (C) Out indefinitely - Lower Body injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
“We managed the puck real well. I didn’t think we turned it over near as much as we did in the prior game. Our forecheck was a lot better. I thought we had 20 guys ready to play tonight. That was the big thing. ... Tonight’s game was the most complete we played.” - Gerald Gallant on his team’s performance in their shutout win over the Blue Jackets.



“I think it’s a key part of our team. I think all the defensemen from our team have the capabilities to help contribute and I really think if we’re going to be a successful team I think we have to do that.” - Haydn Fleury after their win over the Wild in their last game.
 
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
New York Rangers
LW Kreider, Chris
C Zibanejad, Mika
RW Goodrow, Barclay
LD Lindgren, Ryan
RD Fox, Adam
G Shesterkin, Igor
 
Seattle Kraken
LW Schwartz, Jaden
C Gourde, Yanni
RW Järnkrok, Calle
LD Giordano, Mark
RD Oleksiak, Jamie
G Grubauer, Philipp
 

Statistical Leaders

 
New York Rangers
Points: A.Fox (8)
Goals: C.Kreider (6)
Assists: A.Fox (7)
GAA: I.Shesterkin (1.81)
 
Seattle Kraken
Points: J.McCann (7)
Goals: B.Tanev (6)
Assists: J.Donskoi (5)
GAA: C.Driedger (1.92)
 
Coaches:
New York Rangers: Gerard Gallant (1st season)
Seattle Kraken: Dave Hakstol (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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