Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Dallas Stars
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+188) Stars (-225)
American Airlines Center is the site where the Dallas Stars (43-30-5) will take on the Seattle Kraken (26-44-6) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Seattle at +188 while Dallas is coming in at -225. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 win against the Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. Seattle accrued 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't net one. The Kraken had an average offensive performance in the victory. In the game, they converted 3 of the 29 shots they tried.
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The Kraken have had 2,195 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .881. When at even strength, the Kraken have allowed the opponent to score 210 goals while scoring 168 on offense. Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 209 power play opportunities (27th in hockey) and have scored 51 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have 58 points and their points percentage is sitting at .382. Seattle has attempted 2,187 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. With respect to scoring goals, the Seattle Kraken have notched 197 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have allowed 261. Seattle has tallied 202 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 14.36%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Chris Driedger. The opposition has racked up 139 goals against Driedger in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.45. Driedger has participated in 62 contests during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 in his 3,400 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled a record of 29-21-5 and he started in 55 games. Over the course of his pro career, Driedger has 31 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .564. Driedger has had 1,670 shot attempts against him and he has 1,531 saves.
In their last contest, Dallas squared up with the Flames in a game where the Stars ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4-2. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Stars recorded 2 goals of the 23 shots on goal they tried.
Dallas has taken 2,377 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.30%, while allowing the opposition 2,420 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.34% on their opponents 213 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.3%. They have a total of 231 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.08%. The Stars have accumulated 170 goals at even strength and 51 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 234 goals to be scored by way of 190 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Dallas Stars have notched a total of 221 goals, 91 points, and a points percentage of .583.
For the opposition you will find Jake Oettinger in goal. Oettinger has a career mark of 38-23-8 and has played in 74 games. Oettinger's quality start rate sits at 55.2% and he has qualified for 37 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accrued 1,782 stops out of the 1,953 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.49 goals/game and he has yielded 171 goals in total. He has been a starter 67 games and his ice time sits at 4,127 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-225)
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