Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 11/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-185) Kraken (+125)
Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken (4-11-1) host the Colorado Avalanche (7-5-1) at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Avalanche coming in at -185 and the Kraken are at +125. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 victory over the Canucks in their previous outing. The Avalanche had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In the matchup, they converted 4 out of the 30 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 3 goals. Colorado tallied 12 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 50 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 63 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 44.2%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.3%. They recorded 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 39.4% and their PDO was 99.0 in this one.
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The Avalanche have had 414 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .901. At even strength, the Avalanche have given up 36 goals while earning 36 as an offensive unit. Colorado Avalanche opponents have recorded 34 power play tries (31st in hockey) and have a total of 5 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage sits at .577. Colorado has taken 417 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 46 goals (13th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 41. Colorado has 51 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.61%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has been in goal for 253 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 113-87-32 and he was named the starter in 236 games. Opponents have been able to score 588 goals against Kuemper in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.47. Kuemper has had 7,065 shot attempts against him and he has 6,477 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 14,257 minutes on the ice. In his career, Kuemper has accrued 134 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .568.
Their last time out, Seattle faced the Blackhawks in an outing where the Kraken took a loss by a final score of 4-2. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing and converted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Kraken earned 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 82 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.3%. Seattle had a 64.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Seattle had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 62.7% by earning a Fenwick of 42 and the Blackhawks having accrued a 25 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the Seattle Kraken have 44 goals, 9 points, and a points percentage of .281. They have granted a total of 59 goals to be scored by way of 53 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kraken have racked up 38 goals at even strength and 6 goals (29th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 48 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 12.50%. Seattle has tried 470 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.36%, while allowing their opponents 410 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.25% on the other teams 32 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 85.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.39 goals per contest and he has surrendered 496 goals altogether. Grubauer's quality start percentage comes out to 57.5% and he has 115 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 200 contests and has played 12,454 mins. Grubauer has earned a career record of 113-69-22 and has played in 227 games. He has racked up 5,567 saves out of 6,063 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-185)
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