Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+125) Golden Knights (-152)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights play the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -152 while the Kraken are coming in at +125. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Kraken had a rough game after their 5-4 defeat against the Coyotes their last time out. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 51.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.3 for this matchup. They had 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 57.8%. The Corsi for the Kraken came in at 54 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 35 which means they had a Corsi rate of 60.7%. Seattle garnered 6 penalty mins in this outing. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. The Kraken had a good offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they finished 4 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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When talking about scoring goals, the Seattle Kraken have racked up 34 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 40. For the current campaign, they have racked up 9 points and their points percentage is .375. Seattle steps onto the ice with 38 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 7.89%. While at even strength, the Kraken have allowed the opponent to score 35 goals while getting 31 themselves. Seattle has taken 355 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Kraken have had 310 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .871. Seattle Kraken opponents have 27 power play tries (29th in professional hockey) and have earned 5 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. The opposition has been able to score 485 goals versus Grubauer in his career and his goals against rate is 2.37. Grubauer has been in goal for 224 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .919 in his 12,284 mins in the crease. He has amassed a mark of 113-66-22 and he started in 197 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has 115 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .584. Grubauer has had 5,990 shots taken against him and he has 5,505 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Vegas squared up with the Red Wings in an outing where the Golden Knights took the loss by a tally of 5-2. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and their oZS percentage was 66.7%. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 62.3% with a Fenwick of 48 and the Red Wings having notched a 29 Fenwick. The Golden Knights netted 2 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. Vegas went home with a 64.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
On the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 32 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have earned 30 goals at even strength and 2 goals (32nd in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 24 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 8.33%. Vegas has taken 394 shots (4th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 8.12%, while allowing the opposition 414 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.86% on the other teams 29 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.8%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Robin Lehner protecting the net. Lehner is sitting with a career record of 134-129-47 and has been in goal for 330 games. Lehner's quality start percentage comes out to 56.6% and he has accumulated 176 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has recorded 9,339 saves out of the 10,175 shots tried, giving him a save % of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has relinquished 836 goals overall. He has been a starter 311 games and has played for a total of 18,615 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-152)
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