Have the champs put their foot down?
That’s the issue bettors assess as the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche take a 2-1 playoff series lead into Monday’s road matchup with the Seattle Kraken.
The books believe the answer is “yes.”
Seattle Kraken vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 4 Odds
The visiting Avs, flush from a 6-4 triumph in Game 3 on Friday night, are -150 on the moneyline at DraftKings. The Kraken are +130.
Value seekers believing the Avs can win with some separation can get +170 on the puck line by laying -1.5.
The Over-Under of 6 goals is -105 on the Over and -115 on the Under.
Colorado’s 6-4 outburst in Game 3 was the first game in the series to go Over.
Here are Game 4 lines from the best sports betting apps.
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Kraken vs. Avalanche Series Props (FanDuel)
Players to notch more than 0.5 points
Alex Wennberg is +120 for the Over and -115 for the Under.
Schwartz is -105 for the Over and -125 for the Under. The belief in the books is to make him prove it again after Schwartz notched two goals in the last game.
Seattle’s top scorer Jared McCann is -130 for the Over and +100 for the Under.
With Rantanen and MacKinnon, the prop bar goes up to more than 1.5 points.
For MacKinnon, the Over 1.5 points is -110 and the Under is -120.
For Rantanen, there is value in the Over at +160, while the Under is -195.
Power Play Points +0.5
Schwartz is +295 for the Over, -390 for the Under.
McCann is+255 for the Over, -325 for the Under.
Rantanen is +125 for the Over, -155 for the Under.
MacKinnon is -110 for the Over, -120 for the Under.
Race to X Goals
Colorado to reach 3 goals first is +100. Seattle is +175.
Colorado winning the race to 4 is +160. Seattle is +225.
Can this game be a repeat shootout of Game 3?
Colorado is +250 to score more than four goals and +575 to match its six-goal output from Friday night.
Seattle is +400 to score more than four goals and +900 to hit six.
Kraken vs. Avalanche Betting News
Big players come up big in big games. Nathan MacKinnon was the best player on the ice for Colorado with two goals and five shots in Game 3. Mikko Rantanen was right there with a pair of tallies.
Colorado’s leading players notched two goals in a 1:28 span of the third period to give Colorado the upper hand.
The Avalanche found their best stride of the series in the third period with three unanswered goals. For the first time in the three games, they had the look of a team asserting an edge in experience.
Since giving up five of the first six goals in this series, Colorado has outscored Seattle 9-4.
Jaden Schwartz was money for the Kraken with the first and last goal of the game.
His first tally was Cha-Ching-A-Ling-A-Ling for DraftKings bettors who took him as the first goal-scorer of the game. It paid a whopping +1900, the best NHL prop money-maker on the book’s site.
Seattle showed tenacity in fighting back from a 3-1 second-period deficit to force a tie. That brought their home Climate Pledge Arena to the verge of bedlam.
The Kraken could not protect goaltender Phillip Grubauer, however. He had little chance on a couple of goals.
Seattle gave up a shorthanded goal and could not keep up with the speed of Colorado, but, hey, the Kraken were up against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
There is a sense in Seattle that this post-season is a victory, no matter what happens, for the second-year over-achieving Kraken.
The public believes it may soon be midnight on Seattle’s Cinderella season, but that the Kraken will make this interesting.
Kraken vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
The Avs enjoy 84% support handle at -1.5 but only 54% on the tickets. This means that the betting public at large is nearly divided on the victory margin.
But there’s little doubt on the moneyline.
Colorado has 72% of the moneyline handle and 77% of the bets.
One thing the bettors agree on is the expectation of offense. The Over 6 rides with 82% support on the handle and 75% on the tickets.
Kraken vs. Avalanche Series Prediction
Avs – 1.5.
How To Watch Kraken vs. Avalanche
- Game 4 Date: Monday, April 24, 2023
- Puck Drop: 10 p.m. ET
- Location: Climate Pledge Arena — Seattle, WA
- Where to Watch: TBS