Stars at kraken
Tonight, marks game two of the series between the Stars and the Kraken this season. On Saturday the stars got the best of the Kraken with a 4-3 OT win and a game sealing goal from Miro Heiskanen.
These two teams are both in the playoff picture at the moment and are set to take the ice again tonight in what is sure to be a great game, since they’re playing for seeding and there is only a month left in the regular season. The Stars currently sit at the top of the Central division with 85 pts while the Kraken are in third in the Pacific with 80 pts.
On Saturday night the Kraken found a way to keep Jason Robertson, who’s having the best season of his career, at bay only allowing him to get one shot off. Roope Hintz found a way to step up and recorded two points with a goal and an assist in this overtime thriller. In tonight’s matchup we’ll be seeing Jake Oettinger in goal again for the Stars after he saved 28 of 31 shots in their last matchup. There is however a change in the Kraken’s net tonight as they are starting Martin Jones who has a much better record at 24-10-3 than their alternative Philipp Grubauer 12-12-4. Even though his record is much better, Jones save percentage is actually lower than Grubauer and he lets in more gpg. And since the over smacked last game with a goalie who doesn’t let in as many goals, I think you can see where I’m going with this one.
The Kraken at home have 4 goals for and 3.66 goals against in their last 3 home games. The Stars have averaged a whopping 6.33 gpg (and yes this does include the game where they went ape shit and scored 10 goals) and 3 gapg in their last 3 away games.
For this one I feel as though we just need to keep it simple. The stars having been scoring nonstop recently and to accommodate this the Kraken have decided to put in the goalie that lets in more goals per game. Sometimes it isn’t rocket science.
Hammer: Stars/Kraken o6 -135
Sprinkle: Stars ML -125