Minnesota Wild vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 11/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-135) Kraken (-105)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild head to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Seattle Kraken. The line on this game has the Wild coming in at -135 and the Kraken are at -105. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Wild will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 defeat against the Golden Knights in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 38 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 43.2%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.1% and they had a PDO of 103.0 for this one. Minnesota compiled 12 minutes in the box for this game. The Wild had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.8%. They accumulated 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 6 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 26 shots they put on net.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have accounted for 43 goals (5th in the league) on the season and have given up 41. For the current campaign, they have recorded 18 points and their points percentage comes in at .692. Minnesota has compiled 43 power play chances and they have scored 8 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 18.60%. At even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 31 goals while having 35 when they are on offense. Minnesota has taken 457 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Wild have had 385 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .894. Minnesota Wild opponents have 46 power play opportunities (6th in professional hockey) and have a total of 10 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Cam Talbot. The opposition has notched 892 goals versus Talbot in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. Talbot has taken the ice for 357 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 20,460 minutes in the crease. He has earned a record of 176-133-30 and he has gotten the start in 343 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot is sitting with 180 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .525. Talbot has had 10,490 shot attempts against him and has accrued 9,598 saves.
In their last game, Seattle faced the Ducks in a game where the Kraken ended up losing by a mark of 7-4. Their PDO was 97 and their oZS percentage was 48.1%. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Ducks having earned a 46 Fenwick at even strength. The Kraken recorded 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they took. Seattle had a 42.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Seattle played and we'd say they played well overall.
Seattle has put up 407 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.83%, while allowing the opposition 369 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their oppositions 30 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 86.2%. They have a tally of 43 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 9.30%. The Kraken are sitting with 36 goals at even strength and 4 goals (30th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 51 goals to be scored by of a combination of 45 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Seattle Kraken have a total of 40 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .321.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer defending the net. He has compiled 5,534 stops out of the 6,024 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .919. Grubauer has a lifetime mark of 113-67-22 and has been in net for 225 games. He has been a starter 198 games and his ice time sits at 12,342 minutes. Grubauer's quality start percentage sits at 58.1% and he has qualified for 115 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.38 goals per game and he has yielded 490 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-135)
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