Florida Panthers vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-110) Kraken (-110)
The Florida Panthers (11-9-4) are hitting the road to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Seattle Kraken (15-5-3). The moneyline on this contest has the Panthers at -110 and the Kraken are opening at -110. The total has been set at 7.
The Florida Panthers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win over the Canucks their last time out. The Panthers had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 32 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Florida had 11 penalty minutes for this contest.
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Florida Panthers opponents have earned 92 power play opportunities (3rd in the NHL) and have notched 21 goals in those chances. The Panthers have seen 763 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .894. Florida has attempted 937 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While at even strength, the Panthers let the opposition score 60 goals while having 65 themselves. Florida has accumulated 91 power play chances and they have tallied 17 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 18.68%. For the season, they have recorded 26 points and their points % is .542. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 82 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 81.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Spencer Knight. During his career on the ice, Knight has recorded 21 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. His save percentage is at .912 in his 2,707 mins on the ice. Knight has had 1,381 shot attempts against him and he has 1,259 saves. Opponents have racked up 122 goals against Knight in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.70. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 30-12-6 and he has gotten the start in 42 games. Knight has been in goal for 49 contests during his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle faced off against the Capitals in an outing where the Kraken got the victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this game and scored 1 out of those chances. The Kraken scored 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued.
Seattle has attempted 665 shots (27th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 13.08%, while allowing their opponents 630 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 68.92% on their opponents 74 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.9%. They have earned 75 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 26.67%. The Kraken have earned 67 goals at even strength and 20 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 70 goals to be scored by way of 47 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 87 goals, 33 points, and a points percentage of .717.
Across the ice you will find Martin Jones protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has conceded 1,061 goals in total. Jones' rate of quality starts sits at 52.0% and he has made 210 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 404 games and has been on the ice for 23,709 mins. Jones is sitting with a career record of 210-154-34 and has been in net for 414 games. He has recorded 10,321 stops out of the 11,382 shots taken, giving him a rate of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-110)
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