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A general view of the Discover NHL Winter Classic ice rink is seen during practice as we look at our Golden Knights vs. Kraken NHL Winter Classic player props
A general view of the Discover NHL Winter Classic ice rink is seen during practice of the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park on December 31, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images via AFP.

The NHL begins each year with the Winter Classic, and we expect an entertaining clash between the league's two newest teams as we make our Golden Knights vs. Kraken NHL player props based on the best NHL odds.

Happy New Year, hockey fans! There's just one game on the docket for New Year's Day, and it's the Winter Classic.

The Seattle Kraken (14-14-9) play host to the Vegas Golden Knights (22-10-5) in a clash between the NHL’s two newest teams at T-Mobile Park. The Pacific Division rivals faced off on Oct. 11, with Vegas picking up a 4-1 home victory. Seattle enters this affair after winning four straight, and the team is looking to get its season back on track and stay in the playoff hunt.

Here are our best Golden Knights vs. Kraken NHL player props (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken NHL player props: Winter Classic

Jonathan Marchessault Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-157 via BetRivers) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault is second on the team with 124 shots in 37 games. He averages 3.35 shots per game, yet his shots on goal prop is set at 2.5.

The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner has gone Over 2.5 SOG in 24 of 37 games this season (64.86%). These odds of -157 have an implied probability of 61.09%, under his rate this season.

Marchessault has been shooting the puck a lot recently, with 25 shots in his last six games, five of which he eclipsed 2.5 shots. Dating back to Nov. 30th, Marchessault has 56 shots in 14 games, with 3 or more shots in 11 of them.

This could also be a good ladder opportunity, as Marchessault has had at least four shots in 10 of those last 14 games.

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Ivan Barbashev to record a point (+115 via BetRivers) ⭐⭐⭐

Since being acquired last season, Ivan Barbashev has found a home on the Vegas Golden Knights top line. He’s meshed well with Jack Eichel, putting up 35 points in 60 regular-season games with Vegas (19 points in 37 games this year, plus 18 points in 22 playoff games).

Barbashev has been red-hot for over a month now. Since Nov. 30, he has 13 points in 14 games and was held off the scoresheet in just four contests. 

While linemates Eichel (-215) and Mark Stone (-175) are heavily favored to record a point, take advantage of the plus odds on a hot Barbashev.

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Jack Eichel to score a goal (+145 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐

Golden Knights superstar Jack Eichel has scored his fair share of clutch goals this season. The Winter Classic seems perfect for him to come up big again.

Eichel has 16 goals this season, including one in the season-opening win against Seattle. He scored on Thursday night against the Kings for his eighth goal in his last 14 games -- all one-goal efforts.

Bank on Eichel to score outdoors on New Year’s Day.

Golden Knights-Kraken NHL player props made Sunday, De. 31 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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