Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+175) Kings (-213)
The Seattle Kraken (20-38-6) are en route to Crypto.com Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Kings (35-22-9). The line on this matchup has Seattle at +175 while Los Angeles is at -213. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Seattle Kraken had a good night with a 4-2 victory against the Coyotes their last time on the ice. The Kraken had a solid offensive output in this win. In the outing, they converted 4 of the 39 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. Seattle accrued 6 penalty mins in this matchup.
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The Kraken have had 1,853 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .877. When playing at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 182 goals while notching 139 of their own. Seattle Kraken opponents have 173 power play tries (26th in hockey) and have racked up 45 goals in those chances. For the season, they have accumulated 46 points and their points percentage is .359. Seattle has taken 1,851 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 166 goals (29th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 227. Seattle steps onto the ice with 178 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 15.17%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. The opposition has notched 596 goals versus Grubauer in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. Grubauer has been involved in 261 games during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 14,349 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated a mark of 124-87-26 and he was named the starter in 233 games. In his career, Grubauer has 125 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .536. Grubauer has seen 7,001 shots taken against him and has amassed 6,405 total saves.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Kings ended up losing by a final of 4-3. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Kings scored 3 goals of the 46 shots on goal they attempted.
This season, the Los Angeles Kings have 188 goals, 79 points, in addition to a points percentage of .598. They have granted a total of 183 goals to be scored by way of 138 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings are sitting with 154 goals at even strength and 34 goals (21st in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 203 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.75%. Los Angeles has put up 2,321 shots (1st in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.10%, while allowing their opponents 1,881 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.14% on their oppositions 181 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.3%.
Across the ice you are going to see Calvin Petersen in net. Petersen is sitting with a career mark of 36-35-7 and has participated in 83 games. Petersen's quality start percentage comes out to 55.1% and he has accumulated 43 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has racked up 2,263 saves out of 2,483 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .911. Opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has allowed 220 goals overall. He has started in 78 contests and his ice time sits at 4,815 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-213)
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