Los Angeles Kings vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-200) Kraken (+165)
The Los Angeles Kings (43-27-10) are on their way to Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Seattle Kraken (26-46-6). The moneyline on this matchup has the Kings at -200 and the Kraken are at +165. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Ducks their last time out. The Kings had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they finished 4 out of the 40 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. Los Angeles accounted for 16 penalty minutes in this outing.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 220 power play tries (18th in the league) and have notched 52 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 2,272 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. Los Angeles has taken 2,802 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. When at even strength, the Kings have allowed 174 goals while notching 188 themselves. Los Angeles comes into the game with 243 power play chances and they have tallied 40 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 16.46%. For the year, they have recorded 96 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. With regard to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 228 goals (20th in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 226.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have notched 1,670 goals against Quick in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.42. Quick has been in net for 711 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 for his 41,457 minutes played. He has compiled a record of 358-262-78 and he has gotten the start in 701 games. Over the course of his career, Quick has recorded 378 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .539. Quick has seen 19,122 shots against him and he has 17,452 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle went up against the Stars in an outing where the Kraken ended up losing by a final of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Kraken netted 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Kraken are sitting with 172 goals at even strength and 30 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. Seattle has attempted 2,247 shots (31st in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.99%, while allowing their opponents 2,261 shots. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 202 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .372. They have a total of 205 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.63%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.54% on their opponents 216 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.1%. They have permitted 270 goals to be scored by way of 215 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Chris Driedger in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has allowed 142 goals altogether. Driedger's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.4% and he has made 31 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 56 games and has accumulated 3,459 mins. Driedger is the owner of a career record of 29-22-5 and has played in 63 contests. He has accrued 1,559 stops out of 1,701 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
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