Seattle @ Tampa Bay
Seattle +115 over Tampa Bay

Posted at 12:00 PM EST odds are subject to change.

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Seattle +115 over Tampa Bay

4:07 PM EST. Tampa is favored here because of its great pedigree and market standing but it’s actually bordering on ridiculous that we get the hottest team in the league at home taking back a price against anyone. As for the Lightning, well, they’re coming off three straight wins in a row against three of the most beatable teams in the NHL right now, St. Louis, Vancouver and Columbus. Prior to that, they lost two straight, once to Winnipeg and once to Minnesota while getting outscored 9-3. Prior to that, the Bolts beat Montreal, Chicago and Arizona. Six of Tampa’s last seven victories have literally come against the six worst teams in the NHL. The other victory came against the Rangers, 2-1, in a game the Bolts were badly outplayed in. Tampa has six wins this year in 16 tries against top-16 competition and now they’re favored in Seattle because why?

Imagine doing what no team in NHL history has done and the accomplishment is flying under the radar. Seattle just became the first team in NHL history to sweep a trip of at least seven games. Meanwhile, the first four pages of the Seattle Times sports section is all about the Seahawks and what they need to do to improve next year. Imagine a Canadian team reeling off seven road wins in a row. There would be partying in the streets. In Seattle, they want to know what’s going to happen to the Seahawks free agents.

Aside from that, the Kraken opened Sunday with the best points percentage in the entire Western Conference. This Kraken team is no flash in the pan or some fluky team on a roll. They are as legit as Vegas was their first year or as legit as any team in the NHL this year. Did we mention they became the first team in the NHL to go into Boston this year and beat the Bruins in regulation?

Loaded with talent, the Kraken have received contributions from all four of their forward lines and two defensive pairings, to where bottom-line winger Daniel Sprong’s 14 goals are seven more than those by major summertime acquisition Oliver Bjorkstrand and two more than free-agent signee and co-points leader Andre Burakovsky’s total. We always discuss buying low and selling high but in this case, the Kraken are still not getting the credit they deserve. Boston was -200 over Seattle on Thursday. That was insane. That Tampa is favored here is also incorrect. Climate Pledge Arena figures to be electric today, as die hard NHL fans are the best fans in the world so a heroes welcome is waiting. Meanwhile, the Kraken cannot wait to get back on the ice.

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Our Pick

Seattle +115 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.30)

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