Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-196) Kraken (+162)
The Seattle Kraken (23-42-6) host the Calgary Flames (43-19-9) at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Flames at -196 and the Kraken open at +162. The over/under is set at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Sharks in their last game. Calgary garnered 6 mins in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Flames had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 41 shots they put on goal.
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Calgary Flames opponents have tallied 211 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have racked up 35 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 2,077 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. Calgary has tried 2,543 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. While playing at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 141 goals while getting 201 on offense. Calgary skates onto the rink with 199 power play chances and they have scored 46 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.12%. For the season, they have recorded 95 points and their points percentage sits at .669. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Calgary Flames have notched 247 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 176.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has taken the ice for 371 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 165-151-42 and he has started in 355 games. Opponents have scored 952 goals versus Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. Markstrom has seen 10,813 shot attempts against him and has recorded 9,861 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 for his 21,246 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has 190 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .535.
In their last contest, Seattle went up against the Blackhawks in a game where the Kraken ended up with the win by a score of 2-0. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Kraken scored 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
This season, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 183 goals, 52 points, in addition to a points percentage of .366. They have granted a total of 245 goals to be scored by way of 197 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kraken have accumulated 156 goals at even strength and 27 goals (30th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 186 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 14.52%. Seattle has taken 2,053 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.91%, while allowing the opposition 2,068 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.13% on their opponents 193 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.2%.
Across the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer in net. He has accounted for 6,478 saves out of the 7,081 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .915. Grubauer is sitting with a career mark of 125-89-26 and has been in net for 264 games. He has been a starter 236 contests and has played for a total of 14,528 minutes. Grubauer's quality start rate sits at 54.7% and he has 129 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has surrendered 603 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-196)
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