Montreal Canadiens vs Seattle Kraken NHL Pick – October 26

The NHL is set up with another great slate of hockey throughout Tuesday night. Seven games are up on the board throughout October 26. One of these matchups will be between the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Kraken. These two teams have struggled early in this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will drop the puck at around 10:00 PM Eastern time.

Montreal has opened up this season with a record of 1-5-0, which has them sitting in last place of the Atlantic division. The Canadiens are coming off a showing at the Stanley Cup Final, but have not picked up where they left off. Montreal will look to build on their win on Saturday night with a win in this one as well.

The Kraken have put up a record of 1-4-1 throughout this season, which has them sitting in seventh place of the Pacific division. Seattle has lost their last four games and will look to bounce back in this one. The Kraken will look to bounce back with a big win in this one though. If Seattle can set the pace early, they could earn their first win at home.

These two teams have not been able to get anything going this season, but will look to turn it around on Tuesday night. The Canadiens are coming off their first win of the season, while Seattle dropped their home opener. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Montreal Canadiens +1 ½ (-228) +111 Over 5 ½ (-105)
Seattle Kraken -1 ½ (+198) -123 Under 5 ½ (-105)

 

Team Data Montreal Canadiens Seattle Kraken
Overall Record 1-5-0 1-4-1
Away/ Home Record 0-2-0 0-1-0
Goals Per Game 1.67 2.17
Goals Per Game Away/ Home 1.00 2.00
Save Percentage .886 .865
Save Percentage Away/ Home .894 .846

Betting Trends

Montreal Canadiens

  • 74-91 over last three seasons
  • 11-12 in last 23 games on Tuesday night
  • 9-9 in last 18 games after two days rest
  • 40-53 in last 93 games off divisional matchup
  • 12-13 in last 25 non-Conference games
  • 22-28 in last 50 games after scoring four or more goals
  • 9-11 in last 20 games when playing three straight home games

Seattle Kraken

  • 1-5 throughout this season
  • 0-2 on Tuesday nights
  • 1-0 after divisional games
  • 0-3 in non-Conference matchups
  • 1-2 after allowing four or more goals in previous game
  • 0-1 after three or more straight losses

These two teams have never met up in their histories. Montreal is coming off a 6-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings. Mathieu Perreault had a hat trick to help give the Canadiens their first win. The Kraken lost their home opener to the Vancouver Canucks in their last matchup. Bo Horvat scored twice as the Canucks earned a 4-2 win.

Special Teams

The Canadiens have struggled to start out this season on special teams. Montreal has capitalized on 2 of their 23 power play opportunities, which is an 8.70 percent power play. The Canadiens have given up 9 power play goals on 21 penalties against, which is a 57.1 percent kill rate. Montreal is 31st and 30th on special teams this season.

Seattle has been solid on special teams to open up their inaugural season. The Kraken have scored on 3 of their 17 power play attempts, which is a 17.7 percent success rate. Seattle has also killed off 12 of 14 penalties against, which is an 85.7 percent penalty kill. The Kraken are ranked 22nd on the power play and 10th on the kill.

The Kraken have the edge on special teams entering this matchup. Seattle has not been great with the man advantage, but they could get going against a struggling Canadiens penalty kill. Montreal has not been any better on the power play either. If either team can score a goal or two on the power play, it could be the difference.

Goaltending Comparison

I expect Jake Allen to get the nod in the net for Montreal in this one. Allen has earned a record of 1-4-0 in his five starts this season. He has put up a .905 save percentage and a GAA of 2.65 in those matchups. Allen’s last start was against the Detroit Red Wings. He stopped 26 of 27 shots in route to a big win at home.

Philipp Grubauer will likely get the start in the crease for the Kraken on Tuesday night. Grubauer has opened up this season with a record of 1-3-1. He has posted a save percentage of .869 and a 3.80 GAA in his games played. Grubauer finished with 22 saves on 25 shots in Seattle’s home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.

These two goalies have struggled early in the season, but will look for a big win in this one. Allen has been solid after stepping up for Carey Price early in the season. Grubauer has not quite met expectations after being a big pickup for Seattle in free agency. Both goalies will look to get going in this one with a big win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have not had great starts to the season, but I think that Seattle will win their first ever home game in this one. The Kraken have the edge on special teams in this one and I expect Grubauer to step up. If Seattle can jump out to an early lead in this one, I think they can put away a Montreal team that has struggled to get anything going.

BetOnline has Seattle listed as a -123 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Kraken will win this game around 55.2 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate with Seattle at home. The Kraken will have a full building and it could give them the edge. As slight favorites in this one, I like the value on Seattle at home.

The Bet
Seattle Kraken
-123
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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