Seattle Kraken vs New York Islanders Prediction, 1/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+158) Islanders (-192)
The Seattle Kraken (14-25-4) are hitting the road to UBS Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the New York Islanders (15-15-6). The line on this matchup has the Kraken at +158 while the Islanders are sitting at -192. The over/under is set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory over the Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. Seattle had 4 penalty mins in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. The Kraken could have played much better offensively in the win. For the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they tried.
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The Kraken have had 1,231 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .877. When at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 127 goals while scoring 93 themselves. Seattle Kraken opponents have earned 110 power play tries (28th in pro hockey) and have scored 25 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 32 points and their points percentage sits at .372. Seattle has taken 1,203 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have earned 113 goals (24th in the league) for the season and have conceded 152. Seattle has accounted for 119 power play chances and they have scored 20 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 16.81%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Grubauer has 121 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .555. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 13,499 mins guarding the cage. Grubauer has seen 6,571 shot attempts against him and has garnered 6,019 saves. Opponents have been able to score 552 goals versus Grubauer in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.45. He has amassed an overall mark of 120-77-25 and he started in 218 games. Grubauer has been involved in 246 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, New York faced off against the Kings in an outing where the Islanders took a loss by a tally of 3-2. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Islanders recorded 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
New York has attempted 1,030 shots (32nd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.25%, while allowing the other team 1,125 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.98% on the other teams 94 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.6%. They have earned 95 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 16.84%. The Islanders have racked up 69 goals at even strength and 16 goals (31st in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 94 goals to be scored by way of 78 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the New York Islanders have accumulated 85 goals, 36 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Ilya Sorokin protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.24 goals per game and he has relinquished 100 goals overall. Sorokin's quality start rate is 71.1% and he has 32 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 45 games and his ice time sits at 2,684 mins. Sorokin has accumulated a career record of 25-13-8 and has been in goal for 46 games. He is sitting with 1,193 stops out of the 1,293 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .923.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-192)
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