Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-275) Kraken (+225)
Climate Pledge Arena is where the Seattle Kraken (25-44-6) will attempt to beat the Colorado Avalanche (55-15-6) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Avalanche at -275 while the Kraken are sitting at +225. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Capitals in their last contest. Colorado accounted for 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 26 shots they put on net.
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The Avalanche have had 2,434 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .915. While at even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 162 goals while notching 226 when they are on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have 218 power play opportunities (13th in hockey) and have a total of 46 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 116 points and their points percentage comes in at .763. Colorado has attempted 2,671 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 292 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 208. Colorado has accounted for 256 power play chances and they have scored 66 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 25.78%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Darcy Kuemper. For his professional hockey career, Kuemper has accounted for 158 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .568. His save percentage currently sits at .918 for his 16,617 minutes in the crease. Kuemper has seen 8,345 shots taken against him and has amassed 7,663 total saves. The opposition has racked up 682 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.46. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 142-93-35 and was named the starter in 278 games. Kuemper has played in 295 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Seattle played the Senators in a matchup where the Kraken notched a victory by a mark of 4-2. The Kraken recorded 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those attempts.
Seattle has attempted 2,158 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the opposition 2,168 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.36% on their opponents 207 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.1%. They have recorded 201 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 14.43%. The Kraken have earned 165 goals at even strength and 29 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 259 goals to be scored by way of 208 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Seattle Kraken have earned a total of 194 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .373.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer in the crease. He has recorded 6,526 stops out of 7,135 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .915. Grubauer is sitting with a lifetime record of 126-90-26 and has participated in 266 games. He has been a starter 238 contests and has played 14,651 minutes. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has earned 129 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has yielded 609 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (+225)
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