Feb 17, 2022; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Seattle Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) checks Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) in the second period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
- The Winnipeg Jets host the Seattle Kraken on Sunday, May 1st
- The Jets are listed as heavy home favorites in the Kraken vs Jets odds
- Read below for Kraken vs Jets odds, picks and prediction
The final NHL game of the 2021-22 regular season sees the Winnipeg Jets (38-32-11) host the Seattle Kraken (27-48-6) on Sunday, May 1st. The puck drops at 2:00 PM EST at Canadian Life Centre.
The Jets are listed as -186 home favorites in the Sunday NHL odds. The total is set at 6.5 with oddsmakers projecting a high-scoring affair to conclude the NHL regular season.
Let’s take a look at the Kraken vs Jets odds and find the NHL best bet.
Kraken vs Jets Odds
|Game Time (ET)||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Sunday May. 1||Seattle Kraken||+1.5 (-150)||O 6.5 (-110)||+150|
|2pm||Winnipeg Jets||-1.5 (+123)||U 6.5 (-114)||-186|
Odds as of Apr. 30th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The Jets are listed on the puckline at +123 odds, while the Kraken are -150 to keep the game within two goals. Winnipeg’s -186 moneyline price gives them 62% implied probability to win.
Kraken vs Jets is a postponed NHL game from earlier this season due to extreme weather. Both teams won’t be participating in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Jets Favored in Sunday NHL Odds
Winnipeg is favored to conclude its regular season with a win versus Seattle on Sunday. The Jets have had a disappointing 2021-22 campaign, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2016-17. Winnipeg finished 10 points back of the final postseason spot.
Despite Winnipeg not living up to expectations this year, they haven’t quit on the season yet. Dave Lowry’s team has won three-straight games, including a 3-1 defeat over Calgary on Friday. The Jets are 22-15-3 at home overall.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 30, 2022
Winnipeg’s biggest strength is it’s offense, which is averaging 3.04 goals per game (17th). Kyle Connor is the leader of the forward group with 46 goals and 92 points. Nikolaj Ehlers, Pierre Luc-Dubois, Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele all have 50-plus points.
Defensively, the Jets are giving up 3.09 goals per game (19th). Sunday’s projected starting NHL goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 29-27-10 with a .910 save percentage and 2.97 GAA.
Do Kraken Offer Road Underdog Value?
The Kraken are listed as + underdogs in the Sunday NHL odds as they aim to end their inaugural season on a high note. Seattle missed the NHL Playoffs by a wide margin, finishing second-last in the Pacific Division with 60 points.
The Kraken snapped a four-game losing streak with 3-0 shutout victory over Seattle on Friday. Yanni Gourde, Victor Rask and defenseman Adam Larsson all got on the board in the victory.
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— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) April 30, 2022
Defense has been the one area the Kraken can potentially build off heading into next season. Seattle is only allowing 28.90 shots per game, which ranks fourth-best in the league. Unfortunately, goalie Philipp Grubauer (.899 SV%) has been a big disappointment.
Offensively, the Kraken are only averaging 2.59 goals per game (29th). No player on the team has cracked the 50-point mark, as forward Jared McCann leads Seattle in scoring with 27 goals and 49 points.
Kraken vs Jets Pick & Prediction
This is the third meeting between the Kraken and Jets this season. Winnipeg won 3-0 at Climate Pledge Arena back in December before winning 5-3 on home ice in February. Seattle’s struggles on the road (11-26-3) have been well-documented.
Everything from goaltending to underlying numbers points heavily to Winnipeg in this matchup. Over the past month, the Jets are 13th in Expected Goals %, while the Kraken are 23rd. Hellebuyck, meanwhile, is top-20 in Goals Saved Above Average, while Grubauer is 119th.
Here are some betting trends to note for Kraken vs Jets:
- Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning % below .400
- Jets are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite
- Kraken are 15-41 in their last 56 games as an underdog
It’s best not to overthink a matchup like Kraken vs Jets. Winnipeg is the better team by almost every metric and will be motivated to send their fans home with one final victory. Take the Jets moneyline at -186 in the Sunday NHL odds.
Pick: Winnipeg Jets ML (-186)
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