Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+195) Wild (-240)
The Minnesota Wild (4-4-1) welcome the Seattle Kraken (4-4-2) at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Kraken at +195 while the Wild are priced at -240. The total is set at 7.
The Seattle Kraken had a good night with a 3-1 victory over the Penguins their last time out. The Kraken had an average offensive outing in this win. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but didn't convert them into a score. Seattle amassed 4 penalty mins in this game.
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While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 23 goals while scoring 23 on offense. Seattle Kraken opponents have 33 power play tries (10th in the league) and have tallied 11 goals in those attempts. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 33 goals (5th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 34. Seattle has taken 323 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. For the season, they have earned 10 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. The Kraken thus far have had 261 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .870. Seattle comes into tonight with 37 power play chances and they have tallied 10 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 27.03%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Martin Jones. In his professional hockey career, Jones has accumulated 204 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .518. His save percentage currently sits at .907 during his 23,102 minutes between the pipes. Jones has seen 11,098 shot attempts taken against him and he has 10,065 saves. The opposition has notched 1,033 goals versus Jones in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.68. He has earned an overall mark of 202-153-33 and he has gotten the start in 394 games. Jones has been involved in 404 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Minnesota squared up with the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Wild got the tie by a tally of 3-3. The Wild scored 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal.
On the year, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 30 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 35 goals to be scored by way of 28 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have accumulated 21 goals at even strength and 9 goals (7th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 32 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 28.13%. Minnesota has taken 311 shots (11th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.65%, while allowing the other team 283 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.67% on their oppositions 30 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 87.6%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Marc-Andre Fleury defending the net. He has racked up 24,576 stops out of 26,928 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .913. Fleury has amassed a lifetime record of 524-300-88 and has participated in 946 games. He got the starting nod in 790 contests and has been on the ice for 54,779 minutes. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 54.9% and he has accumulated 434 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 2,352 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-240)
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