Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 3 (Avs Experience Nets Series Lead)

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 3.
Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL Playoffs Game 3. / Jack Dempsey / Associated Press

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Saturday, April 22. One exciting series matchup is tied 1-1 heading into Game 3. The defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken will face off at 10 p.m. ET from Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

Avalanche vs Kraken Game 3 Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, Washington
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Kraken made their postseason debut in style in Game 1, shocking NHL enthusiasts with a 3-1 win over the Avalanche. But the Avalanche bounced back in Game 2 with a 3-2 win to send the series to Seattle tied 1-1.

Can the Kraken and their top-5 scoring offense out-skate and out-score the explosive Avalanche in Game 3?

Avalanche vs Kraken Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SEA: (+128) | COL: (-154)
  • Spread: SEA: +1.5 (-196) | COL: -1.5 (+162)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (-128) | Under: (+104)

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 5.5 goals with the over being favored at -128 odds. 

Avalanche vs Kraken Betting Trends

  • Seattle is 6-3 straight up in its last 9 games.
  • Colorado is 16-4 straight up in its last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the Over in 5 of Colorado's last 5 road games.
  • The total has hit the Under in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games.

Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction & Pick

Even though the Avalanche lost Game 1, they still did some things correctly. They outshot the Kraken 35-30 and also had the edge in the faceoff circle, winning 56.4% of draws. Former Avs goalie Philipp Grubauer is strong between the pipes for Seattle and looking to upset his former team again. Grubauer has over a .900 save percentage in his last nine meetings with Colorado after turning away nearly 40 shots in the Kraken's Game 2 loss.

The Avs have two of the best all-around defensemen in the league in Devon Toews and Cale Maker. Colorado also won its only two road games vs playoff teams in the final month of the season, and both were tougher teams and matchups than Seattle.

Final Score Prediction: Avalanche: 4 | Kraken: 2

Kraken vs Avalanche Best Bet

Rather than lay -154 odds on the moneyline, let's bet the Avalanche to win in regulation. This is a positive expectation at a plus price with Colorado despite these teams playing one-goal games in six of the last seven meetings.

The Kraken have lost their last six home games vs playoff teams, however, and five of those were by 2 goals or more. Trust the Avs to get the job done on the road here.

Bet: Avalanche to Win in Regulation (+100)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.