Pittsburgh Penguins vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/6/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-115) Kraken (-106)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-5) are headed to Climate Pledge Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Seattle Kraken (9-13-2). The moneyline on this matchup has the Penguins coming in at -115 and the Kraken are at -106. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Canucks their last time out. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 53.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.2 for this game. They amassed 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. The Corsi for the Penguins was 57 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 42 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 57.6%. Pittsburgh tallied 24 minutes in the box in this outing. They also had 6 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. The Penguins had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they converted 4 of the 44 shots they put on net.
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The Penguins have had 727 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .913. When at even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 58 goals while scoring 57 on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 61 power play tries (26th in the league) and have scored 5 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 27 points and their points percentage comes in at .563. Pittsburgh has tried 857 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.9%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 68 goals (16th in hockey) this year and have surrendered 63. Pittsburgh comes into the game with 72 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 15.28%.
The man in goal for this game is Tristan Jarry. Jarry has played in 121 games throughout his NHL career. He has earned an overall record of 70-34-11 and got the start in 115 games. The opposition has been able to score 290 goals versus Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Jarry has had 3,452 shots taken against him and has recorded 3,162 saves. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 6,874 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Jarry has 73 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .635.
In their last contest, Seattle went up against the Oilers in a matchup where the Kraken notched a win by a final score of 4-3. Seattle had a 47.9% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Seattle had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.3% by accumulating a Fenwick of 36 and the Oilers finishing with a 37 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 107 and their oZS percentage was 35.2%. The Kraken tallied 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net.
Seattle has attempted 685 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.51%, while allowing the opposition 669 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.36% on their oppositions 56 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 87.6%. They have earned 68 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 17.65%. The Kraken have accumulated 60 goals at even strength and 12 goals (21st in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 83 goals to be scored by way of 72 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Seattle Kraken have notched a total of 72 goals, 20 points, and a points percentage of .417.
For the opposition you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer patrolling the crease. He has a tally of 5,728 stops out of 6,239 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .918. Grubauer is sitting with a lifetime record of 116-70-23 and has participated in 233 games. He has started in 205 games and has played for a total of 12,792 minutes. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.1% and he has earned 117 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals/game and he has conceded 511 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-115)
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