Seattle Kraken vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 10/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+115) Devils (-135)
Prudential Center is the site where Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (1-0-0) will play the Seattle Kraken (1-1-1) on Tuesday. The Devils open this game at -135 while the Kraken are coming in at +115. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Kraken will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 defeat against the Blue Jackets in their previous contest. The Kraken left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 20 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. Seattle earned 2 mins in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Kraken was sitting at 46 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.6%. They garnered 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.3% and their PDO rating was 97.0 for this one.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have 5 power play opportunities (23rd in the NHL) and have notched 1 goal in those chances. The Kraken have had 85 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .894. Seattle has taken 77 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.4%. While at even strength, the Kraken let the opposition score 8 goals while having 6 of their own. Seattle steps onto the ice with 6 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 33.33%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 3 points and their points percentage is .500. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 8 goals (7th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 9.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Chris Driedger. Driedger has participated in 38 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 21-9-4 and he started in 34 games. Opponents have tallied 73 goals against Driedger in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.09. Driedger has had 1,030 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 957 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .929 during his 2,100 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Driedger has compiled 23 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .676.
Their last time out, New Jersey faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Devils got the victory by a final of 4-3. New Jersey had a 54.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New Jersey had and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 59.1% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Blackhawks having a 27 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 111 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 43.8%. The Devils earned 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal.
This season, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 4 goals, 2 points, as well as a points percentage of 1.000. They have allowed 3 goals to be scored by way of 1 goal at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Devils are sitting with 4 goals at even strength. They have a tally of 2 chances on the power play. New Jersey has taken just 29 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 13.79%, while allowing the opposition 27 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 60.00% on the other teams 5 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.9%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mackenzie Blackwood in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has allowed 285 goals overall. Blackwood's percentage of quality starts is 54.5% and he has accumulated 54 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 99 games and has accumulated 6,039 mins. Blackwood is the owner of a career record of 46-41-12 and has played in 105 contests. He has racked up 2,917 stops out of 3,202 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+115)
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