Minnesota Wild vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-122) Kraken (+102)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild go to Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Seattle Kraken. The line on this contest has the Wild priced at -122 and the Kraken are at +102. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-2 victory against the Canucks in their previous outing. The Wild had a middle of the road offensive performance in the victory. In the game, they converted 3 of the 30 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. Minnesota had 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Wild was 39 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 38 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick Against sat at 24, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.4%. They had 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 53.3% and their PDO rating was 105.7 for this matchup.
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The Wild have had 143 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. When playing at even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 9 goals while notching 13 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota Wild opponents have 23 power play tries (6th in the NHL) and have notched 7 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 8 points and their points percentage comes in at .800. Minnesota has taken 188 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have notched 17 goals (13th in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 16. Minnesota skates onto the rink with 20 power play chances and they have scored 4 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.00%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Cam Talbot. Talbot has taken the ice for 352 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled a record of 174-130-30 and he started in 338 games. Opponents have notched 876 goals against Talbot in his career and his goals against rate is 2.61. Talbot has seen 10,322 shots taken against him and has amassed 9,446 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 20,161 minutes on the ice. During his career on the ice, Talbot has 178 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .527.
Their last time out, Seattle opposed the Canadiens in an outing where the Kraken ended up with the victory by a mark of 5-1. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Kraken recorded 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 120 and their oZS percentage was 53.8%. Seattle went home with a 56.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Seattle played and they played a solid game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.0% by notching a Fenwick of 26 and the Canadiens having accrued a 25 Fenwick.
Seattle has attempted 161 shots (24th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.07%, while allowing the opposition 171 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 85.71% on their opponents 14 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 86.5%. They have a total of 17 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.65%. The Kraken have accumulated 10 goals at even strength and 3 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 23 goals to be scored by of a combination of 21 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Seattle Kraken have earned a total of 13 goals, 3 points, as well as a points percentage of .250.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.37 goals per game and he has given up 475 goals in total. Grubauer's quality start percentage comes in at 59.1% and he has qualified for 114 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 193 contests and has accumulated 12,047 minutes. Grubauer has accumulated a career record of 111-64-22 and has been in net for 220 contests. He has a tally of 5,424 saves out of 5,899 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-122)
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