San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 4/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Kraken (-118)
The Seattle Kraken (26-48-6) will play the San Jose Sharks (32-36-12) at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday. The line on this contest has the Sharks at +100 while the Kraken open at -118. The betting total comes in at 6.
The San Jose Sharks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 defeat to the Ducks their last time on the ice. San Jose accounted for 11 minutes in the box in this game. The Sharks didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. They also had 3 chances with the advantage and notched 1 goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 33 shots they put on net.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 207 goals (30th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 253. For the season, they have accumulated 76 points and their points percentage is sitting at .475. San Jose is sitting with 213 power play opportunities and they have scored 40 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 18.78%. When at even strength, the Sharks have conceded 221 goals while getting 167 as an offensive unit. San Jose has tried 2,332 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Sharks have had 2,560 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .901. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 218 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and have racked up 32 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Kaapo Kahkonen. Throughout his time in hockey, Kahkonen is sitting with 34 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .567. He has a save percentage of .908 for his 3,608 mins on the ice. Kahkonen has had 1,890 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 1,716 saves. The opposition has notched 174 goals against Kahkonen in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.89. He has earned a mark of 33-22-5 and he started in 60 games. Kahkonen has been in goal for 64 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Seattle played the Kings in a game where the Kraken took a loss by a final score of 5-3. The Kraken recorded 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Seattle has tried 2,319 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.93%, while allowing the other team 2,316 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.55% on their opponents 220 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 87.9%. They have recorded 218 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 14.22%. The Kraken have earned 176 goals at even strength and 31 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 280 goals to be scored by of a combination of 224 goals at even strength and 56 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Seattle Kraken have tallied 207 goals, 58 points, as well as a points percentage of .363.
Across the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer in the crease. He is sitting with 6,603 stops out of 7,224 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .914. Grubauer is the owner of a lifetime mark of 127-92-26 and has been in net for 269 games. He has started in 241 contests and has played for a total of 14,829 minutes. Grubauer's quality start rate is 53.9% and he has 130 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has surrendered 621 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle (-118)
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