Montreal Canadiens vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-105) Kraken (-105)
Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken play the Montreal Canadiens at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday. The Kraken open this contest at -105 while the Canadiens are priced at -105. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Canadiens went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-1 victory against the Red Wings in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 54 and the Corsi against was 41 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 56.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 27.3% and they had a PDO of 123.8 for this matchup. Montreal accounted for 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. In the outing, they netted 6 of the 24 shots they tried.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 10 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 20. For the current campaign, they have racked up 2 points and their points percentage is .167. Montreal is sitting with 23 power play opportunities and they have added 2 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 8.70%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 11 goals while having 8 themselves. Montreal has attempted 168 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.0%. The Canadiens have had 175 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .886. Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 21 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have earned 9 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Jake Allen. Opponents have racked up 761 goals versus Allen in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.52. Allen has been involved in 323 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 18,104 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a mark of 160-110-31 and was named the starter in 303 games. Over the course of his pro career, Allen has tallied 164 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .541. Allen has seen 8,635 shots taken against him and has gathered 7,874 saves.
Their last time out, Seattle played the Canucks in an outing where the Kraken ended up losing by a final of 4-2. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. The Kraken netted 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 94 and their oZS percentage was 38.4%. Seattle went home with a 51.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Seattle played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.7% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Canucks having a 35 Fenwick.
Seattle has put up 161 shots (17th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.07%, while allowing their opponents 171 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.71% on their opponents 14 power play tries, and their save percentage is 86.5%. They have a tally of 17 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 17.65%. The Kraken are sitting with 10 goals at even strength and 3 goals (24th 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. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have 13 goals, 3 points, in addition to a points percentage of .250.
Across the rink you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer patrolling the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.37 goals per contest and he has yielded 474 goals altogether. Grubauer's quality start rate sits at 58.9% and he has accumulated 113 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 192 games and has been on the ice for 11,987 minutes. Grubauer has earned a career record of 110-64-22 and has participated in 219 games. He has gathered 5,401 stops out of the 5,875 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-105)
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