Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+145) Kings (-165)
The Seattle Kraken are on their way to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Kings. The line on this matchup has Seattle at +145 and Los Angeles is at -165. The total is 6.
The Seattle Kraken will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss to the Jets the last time they stepped on the ice last year. Seattle accumulated 2 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Kraken offense didn't overly impress in this loss. Furthermore, they had 1 chance with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they finished 3 out of the 30 shots they launched.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken tallied 213 goals (29th in the NHL) last year surrendered 284. For the previous season, they recorded 60 points and their points percentage finished at .366. Seattle accumulated 220 power play chances and notched 32 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 14.55%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken surrendered 228 goals while scoring 181. Seattle tried 2,380 shots and held a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Kraken had 2,367 shots taken against them and earned a save percentage of .880. Seattle Kraken opponents had 223 power play tries (25th in the league) and came away with 56 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has been in goal for 269 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 127-92-26 and he started in 241 games. Opponents have been able to score 621 goals versus Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.51. Grubauer has had 7,224 shots against him and he has 6,603 total saves. His save percentage is at .914 for his 14,829 mins between the pipes. In his career, Grubauer has accrued 130 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .539.
Their last time out last season, Los Angeles faced the Oilers in a matchup where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 2-0. They had 1 power play chance in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Kings notched 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took.
The Kings finished with 195 goals at even strength and 40 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles took 2,865 shots (5th in the NHL) and earned a shot percentage of 8.20%, while allowing their opponent 2,341 shots. Last year, the Los Angeles Kings earned a total of 235 goals, 99 points, in addition to a points percentage of .604. They granted a total of 232 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they were shorthanded. They had a total of 248 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 16.13%. They recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.65% on their opposition's 227 power play opportunities, and their save percentage was 90.1%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jonathan Quick in net. Quick has accrued a career record of 359-262-78 and has been in goal for 712 games. Quick's quality start rate comes out to 54.0% and he has made 379 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has tallied 17,489 saves out of 19,162 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,673 goals in total. He has made the start in 702 games and his ice time sits at 41,517 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-165)
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