Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (-110) Coyotes (-110)
Gila River Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (20-38-4) will meet the Seattle Kraken (19-38-6) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Seattle at -110 while Arizona is at -110. The total is set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-2 win over the Red Wings their last time out. Seattle had 15 penalty mins in this contest. The Kraken had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to make the most of them. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 42 shots they launched.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 170 power play opportunities (26th in professional hockey) and have notched 44 goals in those chances. The Kraken have had 1,827 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .877. Seattle has taken 1,812 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Kraken have conceded 181 goals while earning 136 on offense. Seattle comes into the game with 175 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 14.86%. For the year, they have accumulated 44 points and their points percentage is .349. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 162 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 225.
The player in the crease for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has played in 260 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has a record of 123-87-26 and he started in 232 games. Opponents have scored 594 goals against Grubauer in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.49. Grubauer has seen 6,975 shots taken against him and has accrued 6,381 saves. His save percentage is at .915 during his 14,289 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Grubauer has accounted for 124 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .534.
Their last time out, Arizona faced off against the Sharks in an outing where the Coyotes ended up losing by a final of 4-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Coyotes netted 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried.
So far this year, the Arizona Coyotes have 161 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .355. They have allowed 220 goals to be scored by way of 170 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes are sitting with 140 goals at even strength and 21 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 157 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.38%. Arizona has put up 1,596 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.09%, while allowing the opposition 2,188 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.96% on their oppositions 192 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Karel Vejmelka between the pipes. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime mark of 10-23-1 and has been in goal for 36 games. Vejmelka's rate of quality starts sits at 50.0% and he has qualified for 17 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accounted for 1,058 saves out of the 1,169 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .905. Opponents are averaging 3.35 goals/game and he has surrendered 111 goals in total. He has started in 34 games and his ice time sits at 1,990 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle (-110)
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