New Jersey Devils vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+130) Kraken (-154)
The Seattle Kraken (23-44-6) will take on the New Jersey Devils (26-42-6) at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has New Jersey at +130 while Seattle is priced at -154. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-1 loss to the Avalanche in their last outing. New Jersey accrued 4 penalty mins in this game. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. The Devils could have played much better offensively in the loss. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 27 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 225 goals (18th in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 270. For the current campaign, they have recorded 58 points and their points percentage comes in at .392. New Jersey is sitting with 207 power play opportunities and they have tallied 34 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.43%. While at even strength, the Devils have surrendered 231 goals while having 191 themselves. New Jersey has attempted 2,347 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Devils have had 2,284 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .882. New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 194 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have racked up 39 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Nico Daws. In his career, Daws has accrued 7 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .318. His save percentage sits at .893 during his 1,207 minutes guarding the cage. Daws has had 591 shot attempts taken against him and he has 528 saves. Opponents have been able to score 63 goals against Daws in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.13. He has earned an overall mark of 10-11-0 and he has started in 22 games. Daws has been involved in 24 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Seattle faced the Flames in a game where the Kraken ended up losing by a mark of 5-3. The Kraken scored 3 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
The Kraken have accumulated 160 goals at even strength and 27 goals (31st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Seattle has taken 2,103 shots (31st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.89%, while allowing their opponents 2,128 shots. Over the course of the season, the Seattle Kraken are sitting with 187 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .356. They have earned 193 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 13.99%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.75% on their opponents 202 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.1%. They have granted a total of 254 goals to be scored by way of 203 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. He has accounted for 6,503 saves out of the 7,109 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .915. Grubauer has accrued a career record of 125-90-26 and has been in net for 265 contests. He has been a starter 237 games and has played 14,586 minutes. Grubauer's quality start percentage is 54.4% and he has made 129 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals/game and he has relinquished 606 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+130)
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