Carolina Hurricanes vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-163) Kraken (+138)
The Carolina Hurricanes are en route to Climate Pledge Arena on Monday where they will take on the Seattle Kraken. The moneyline on this contest has Carolina at -163 while Seattle opens at +138. The over/under is set at 7.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a good night with a 2-1 win against the Sharks their last time out. Carolina tallied 15 penalty minutes in this outing. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. The Hurricanes could have played much better offensively in this win. In the game, they finished 2 of the 35 shots they put on goal.
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When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 2 goals while earning 6 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 7 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have come away with 0 goals in those chances. With regard to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 6 goals (22nd in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 2. Carolina has attempted 78 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.7%. For the season, they have accumulated 4 points and their points percentage is sitting at 1.000. The Hurricanes have seen 51 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .961. Carolina comes into the game with 5 power play chances and they have notched 0 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 0.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Frederik Andersen. The opposition has scored 1,109 goals against Andersen in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.59. Andersen has played in 446 games during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 25,729 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 262-114-51 and he started in 433 games. For his professional hockey career, Andersen has recorded 248 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .573. Andersen has had 13,234 shot attempts against him and has garnered 12,125 saves.
In their last outing, Seattle went up against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Kraken ended up taking the loss by a score of 5-2. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and tallied 1 out of those attempts. The Kraken earned 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.
Seattle has attempted 103 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.71%, while allowing their opponents 84 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 58.33% on their opponents 12 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 86.9%. They have earned 13 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 38.46%. The Kraken have accumulated 5 goals at even strength and 5 goals (1st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 11 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Seattle Kraken have 10 goals, 3 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. Grubauer has accrued a career record of 127-92-27 and has been in net for 271 games. Grubauer's rate of quality starts is 53.7% and he has accumulated 130 quality starts in his pro career. He is sitting with 6,631 saves out of the 7,257 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .914. The opposition is averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has surrendered 626 goals overall. He has made the start in 242 games and has been on the ice for 14,910 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-163)
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