Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Colorado's Offense Leads the Way Again)

Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Colorado's Offense Leads the Way Again)


The 2022-23 NHL Playoffs continue on Monday with an exciting showdown between the Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken.

Avalanche vs. Kraken Game Info

  • Colorado Avalanche (51-24-7) vs. Seattle Kraken (46-28-8)
  • Date: Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, Washington
  • Coverage: TBS, SN360, TVAS, ROOT Sports NW, and ALT

This series has been nothing short of exciting so far. The Kraken jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a 3-1 victory in Game 1, but the Avalanche were not fazed by the deficit at all. Colorado has ripped off back-to-back wins (3-2 in Game 2 and 6-4 in Game 3) as it looks to defend its Stanley Cup title from last season.

Avalanche vs. Kraken Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: COL: (-156) | SEA: (+130)
  • Spread: COL: -1.5 (+160) | SEA: +1.5 (-194)
  • Total: 6.5 -- Over: (+110) | Under: (-134)

The Avalanche enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 6.5 goals, with the under favored at -134 odds.

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Avalanche (-152) Kraken (+126) 5.5 Avalanche (-1.5)

Avalanche vs. Kraken Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against a Pacific Division foe.
  • The total has hit the over in each of Colorado's last six away games.
  • Seattle is 5-2 straight up in its last seven games against a Central Division foe.
  • The total has hit the under in five of Seattle's last six games.

Avalanche vs. Kraken Prediction & Pick

Saturday's win marked the Avalanche's 16th victory in their last 21 first-round contests, which is dominant to say the least. Colorado stepped up in what was Seattle's first home playoff game in franchise history, showing that it can withstand a rowdy crowd. That same mentality is needed on Monday.

The main story has been Colorado's offense. After being held to just 1 goal in Game 1, it has scored 9 goals over the last two games combined and has outshot Seattle 75-58 in that span. Seattle has had a chance to keep up, but scored just 1 goal across 6 power-play chances in Game 3. That will not get the job done.

Colorado has won nine of its last 11 games, while Seattle has lost four of its last five games. I'll back the team with momentum here.

Final Score Prediction: Avalanche: 4 | Kraken: 2

Avalanche vs. Kraken Best Bet

One player on the Avalanche has scored more than a single goal in this series and that player is Mikko Rantanen. He was responsible for the only Colorado goal in Game 1 and scored 2 goals in the Game 3 victory. The 26-year-old has now tallied 26 goals in his playoff career (66 games) and is coming off a game in which he tallied 6 shots. Expect another aggressive outing from the Finland native.

Bet: Mikko Rantanen Any Time Goal Scorer (+115)

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