Buffalo Sabres vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+105) Kraken (-125)
The Seattle Kraken (2-3-2) welcome the Buffalo Sabres (4-1-0) at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Sabres at +105 and the Kraken are priced at -125. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Buffalo Sabres came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 win against the Canucks in their previous game. Buffalo accrued 8 mins in the box in this game. The Sabres had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 27 shots they attempted.
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Buffalo Sabres opponents have 18 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have scored 3 goals in those attempts. The Sabres thus far have had 194 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .943. Buffalo has tried 146 shots and has a shot percentage of 15.1%. When playing at even strength, the Sabres have conceded 8 goals while earning 19 themselves. Buffalo is sitting with 18 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.67%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 8 points and their points % is .800. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Buffalo Sabres have accumulated 22 goals (4th in the league) on the year and have surrendered 11.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Craig Anderson. In his professional hockey career, Anderson has recorded 320 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .534. His save percentage is at .912 in his 38,858 minutes on the ice. Anderson has had 21,005 shots taken against him and he has 19,163 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,842 goals against Anderson in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.84. He has amassed a win-loss record of 310-264-71 and he has started in 599 games. Anderson has taken the ice for 685 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, Seattle played the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Kraken ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-4. The Kraken recorded 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Seattle has taken 233 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.01%, while allowing their opponents 193 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 64.00% on their opponents 25 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 86.0%. They have a total of 28 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. The Kraken have earned 14 goals at even strength and 7 goals (4th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 27 goals to be scored by of a combination of 18 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Seattle Kraken have notched a total of 21 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .429.
Across the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer in goal. He has racked up 6,677 saves out of 7,310 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913. Grubauer has a career mark of 127-93-27 and has participated in 273 games. He has started in 244 games and has played for a total of 15,020 minutes. Grubauer's rate of quality starts comes out to 53.7% and he has made 131 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has relinquished 633 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (-125)
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