Seattle Kraken vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+120) Blackhawks (-143)
The Seattle Kraken (22-41-6) are traveling to United Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks (24-35-11). The odds on this game have the Kraken at +120 and the Blackhawks are priced at -143. The total is 6.
The Seattle Kraken were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 victory against the Stars in their previous game. Seattle compiled 2 minutes in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't net one. The Kraken had a solid offensive performance in this victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 29 shots they tried.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 183 power play tries (27th in professional hockey) and have tallied 47 goals in those attempts. The Kraken have had 2,003 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .880. Seattle has taken 1,993 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. When at even strength, the Kraken have given up 194 goals while notching 153 of their own. Seattle comes into the game with 184 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 14.67%. For the year, they sit with 50 points and their points percentage sits at .362. When discussing scoring goals, the Seattle Kraken have tallied 180 goals (30th in the league) on the year and have conceded 241.
The man in goal for this game is Chris Driedger. Over the course of his pro career, Driedger has 30 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .577. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 3,222 mins played. Driedger has seen 1,591 shots against him and he has 1,461 total saves. The opposition has scored 130 goals against Driedger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.42. He has earned an overall mark of 28-19-5 and he has gotten the start in 52 games. Driedger has been in goal for 59 contests during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Chicago faced the Coyotes in a matchup where the Blackhawks went home in defeat by a mark of 3-2. The Blackhawks tallied 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those tries.
Chicago has taken 2,008 shots (29th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.16%, while allowing the other team 2,300 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.51% on the other teams 196 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%. They have earned 207 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.26%. The Blackhawks have racked up 140 goals at even strength and 44 goals (16th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 245 goals to be scored by way of 197 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 184 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .421.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen protecting the goal. He has recorded 1,707 saves out of the 1,893 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .902. Lankinen has a lifetime mark of 21-24-11 and has been in net for 59 contests. He has made the start in 57 games and has played 3,453 minutes. Lankinen's quality start percentage sits at 45.6% and he has earned 26 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 3.23 goals per contest and he has given up 186 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (-143)
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