Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-110) Kraken (-110)
The Seattle Kraken (18-10-4) will go up against the Calgary Flames (16-12-7) at Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Flames at -110 and the Kraken are priced at -110. The over/under is 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Ducks in their previous game. Calgary accumulated 15 penalty mins in this contest. The Flames had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. Additionally, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. In the outing, they converted 3 out of the 45 shots they put on goal.
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When playing at even strength, the Flames have given up 80 goals while getting 86 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 135 power play opportunities (1st in the NHL) and have scored 26 goals in those chances. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames have racked up 109 goals (18th in hockey) this year and have conceded 106. Calgary has tried 1,203 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. For the current season, they sit with 39 points and their points % is .557. The Flames so far have had 986 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .892. Calgary has accumulated 118 power play opportunities and they have tallied 23 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 19.49%.
The man in net for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has been involved in 402 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has an overall mark of 180-160-47 and he was named the starter in 386 games. Opponents have scored 1,035 goals versus Markstrom in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Markstrom has had 11,603 shots against him and has accrued 10,568 total saves. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 23,028 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Markstrom has compiled 203 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .526.
In their last game, Seattle faced the Canucks in an outing where the Kraken got the tie by a tally of 5-5. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but were not able to net one. The Kraken converted 5 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took.
The Kraken are sitting with 92 goals at even strength and 21 goals (25th in the league) while on the power play. Seattle has put up 950 shots (29th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.89%, while allowing the opposition 884 shots. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have earned 113 goals, 40 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 103 goals to be scored by way of 71 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 99 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.21%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 68.93% on their oppositions 103 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.3%.
Across the ice you will find Martin Jones in goal. Jones has amassed a career record of 212-155-35 and has played in 419 games. Jones' percentage of quality starts is 52.0% and he has 212 quality starts in his NHL career. He is sitting with 10,418 stops out of 11,494 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .906. Opponents are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has yielded 1,076 goals altogether. He has started in 408 games and has been on the ice for 23,977 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-110)
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