Boston Bruins vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 2/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-230) Kraken (+185)
The Seattle Kraken (16-33-4) are welcoming the Boston Bruins (29-17-4) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Boston at -230 and Seattle is coming in at +185. The over/under is 6.
The Boston Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win over the Avalanche in their previous game. Boston tallied 6 minutes in the box for this contest. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to score 1 goal. The Bruins had a solid offensive output in this win. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 45 shots they put on goal.
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Boston Bruins opponents have earned 162 power play opportunities (7th in the NHL) and have scored 29 goals in those attempts. The Bruins have had 1,468 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Boston has taken 1,758 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. At even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 108 goals while having 108 as an offensive unit. Boston has accounted for 144 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 25.00%. For the current season, they have tallied 62 points and their points percentage is sitting at .620. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have earned 144 goals (19th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 137.
The man in net for this game is Jeremy Swayman. Over the course of his pro career, Swayman has 23 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .742. His save percentage is .931 for his 1,897 mins played. Swayman has had 873 shots taken against him and has recorded 813 total saves. Opponents have scored 60 goals versus Swayman in his career and his average for goals against per game is 1.90. He has a win-loss mark of 18-10-3 and got the start in 31 games. Swayman has been in goal for 32 games during his hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Seattle went up against the Islanders in a matchup where the Kraken went home in defeat by a score of 5-2. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kraken recorded 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking.
This season, the Seattle Kraken have earned a total of 136 goals, 36 points, as well as a points percentage of .340. They have permitted 189 goals to be scored by of a combination of 157 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kraken have racked up 113 goals at even strength and 23 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 148 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 15.54%. Seattle has attempted 1,489 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.13%, while allowing their opponents 1,527 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.57% on their opponents 131 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 87.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer in goal. Grubauer has earned a career mark of 121-83-25 and has participated in 253 games. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts is 54.2% and he has accumulated 122 quality starts in his NHL career. He is sitting with 6,179 saves out of 6,750 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.47 goals per game and he has yielded 571 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 225 contests and has played for a total of 13,872 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-230)
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