Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/9/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-113) Kraken (-107)
Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken (9-14-2) play the Winnipeg Jets (12-9-4) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. The Jets open this contest at -113 while the Kraken are coming in at -107. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Jets will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Hurricanes in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 47.4% and their PDO was 100.3 in this game. They had 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 17 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 32.1%. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 30 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 which means they had a Corsi rate of 36.6%. Winnipeg accumulated 23 mins in the box in this outing. Additionally, they had 5 attempts on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the matchup, they converted 2 of the 18 shots they looked to score on.
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In the matter of their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 75 goals (14th in pro hockey) on the year and have conceded 70. For the season, the have a total of 28 points and their points percentage comes in at .560. Winnipeg comes into the game with 79 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.25%. While playing at even strength, the Jets have allowed 46 goals while getting 59 of their own. Winnipeg has taken 816 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Jets have had 792 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 71 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have earned 24 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have tallied 843 goals versus Hellebuyck in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.64. Hellebuyck has been involved in 335 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 19,177 minutes in the crease. He has an overall record of 181-109-29 and he started in 326 games. During his career on the ice, Hellebuyck has 180 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .552. Hellebuyck has had 10,114 shots against him and has accrued 9,271 total saves.
Their last time out, Seattle opposed the Penguins in a matchup where the Kraken took the defeat by a final of 6-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Kraken had 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 84 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.5%. Seattle wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Seattle had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.9% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Penguins having racked up a 38 Fenwick.
This season, the Seattle Kraken have earned a total of 73 goals, 20 points, and a points percentage of .400. They have allowed 89 goals to be scored by of a combination of 78 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kraken have 61 goals at even strength and 12 goals (24th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 69 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.39%. Seattle has put up 714 shots (25th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.22%, while allowing the other team 700 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.36% on their opponents 56 power play chances, and their save percentage is 87.3%.
Across the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per contest and he has relinquished 514 goals overall. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.8% and he has earned 117 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 206 games and has played 12,798 minutes. Grubauer holds a career record of 116-71-23 and has been in goal for 234 contests. He has tallied 5,729 stops out of the 6,243 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .918.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-113)
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