Ottawa Senators vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+105) Kraken (-127)
The Ottawa Senators (28-40-7) are on their way to Climate Pledge Arena on Monday where they will take on the Seattle Kraken (24-44-6). The odds on this game have the Senators at +105 while the Kraken are coming in at -127. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Ottawa Senators had a rough game after their 5-4 defeat to the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Senators had a impressive offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. Ottawa accounted for 2 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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The Senators have had 2,487 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. While at even strength, the Senators have given up 198 goals while scoring 159 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa Senators opponents have 226 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have racked up 44 goals in those chances. For the current season, they sit with 63 points and their points percentage is .420. Ottawa has taken 2,269 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. In reference to scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have earned 203 goals (26th in hockey) this season and have surrendered 242. Ottawa has 223 power play chances and they have tallied 44 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.73%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Anton Forsberg. Forsberg has participated in 98 contests throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 34-45-9 and was named the starter in 90 games. The opposition has scored 258 goals versus Forsberg in his career and his goals against average is 3.02. Forsberg has seen 2,842 shots taken against him and has garnered 2,584 saves. His save percentage is .909 during his 5,129 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his career, Forsberg has compiled 49 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .544.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle went up against the Devils in an outing where the Kraken ended up with the win by a score of 4-3. They had 3 power play chances in this game and scored 1 goal out of those chances. The Kraken tallied 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued.
The Kraken have earned 162 goals at even strength and 28 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. Seattle has taken 2,129 shots (31st in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.92%, while allowing the other team 2,154 shots. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have earned 190 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .365. They have recorded 196 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.29%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.12% on their opponents 205 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.1%. They have allowed 257 goals to be scored by way of 206 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Philipp Grubauer between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has relinquished 609 goals in total. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has 129 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has been a starter 238 contests and has accumulated 14,651 mins. Grubauer has amassed a lifetime record of 126-90-26 and has been in net for 266 games. He has gathered 6,526 stops out of the 7,135 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (-127)
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