Seattle Kraken vs New York Islanders Prediction, 2/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs New York Islanders
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+140) Islanders (-170)
The New York Islanders (15-16-6) will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (14-26-4) at UBS Arena on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Kraken at +140 and the Islanders are priced at -170. The total is set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken had a rough game after their 3-2 loss to the Rangers in their previous game. The Kraken left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 42 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 5 attempts on the power play and netted 1 goal. Seattle accumulated 10 penalty minutes in this contest.
Get all of our NHL Picks Today
Seattle Kraken opponents have earned 113 power play opportunities (28th in hockey) and have notched 26 goals in those attempts. The Kraken have had 1,255 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .876. Seattle has taken 1,245 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When playing at even strength, the Kraken let the opposition score 129 goals while notching 94 on offense. Seattle comes into tonight with 124 power play opportunities and they have tallied 21 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 16.94%. For the current campaign, they sit with 32 points and their points percentage sits at .364. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 115 goals (24th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 155.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Chris Driedger. Opponents have been able to score 102 goals versus Driedger in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.31. Driedger has taken the ice for 49 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .922 for his 2,647 minutes between the pipes. He has an overall mark of 24-15-4 and he started in 43 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Driedger has accounted for 26 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .605. Driedger has seen 1,310 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 1,208 total saves.
In their last game, New York faced the Wild in a matchup where the Islanders went home in defeat by a mark of 4-3. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those tries. The Islanders had 3 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they tried.
New York has put up 1,073 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.20%, while allowing their opponents 1,146 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.29% on their oppositions 96 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.4%. They have earned 99 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.17%. The Islanders have 71 goals at even strength and 17 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 98 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the New York Islanders have accumulated 88 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .486.
Across the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov in goal. He has tallied 14,887 saves out of 16,247 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .916. Varlamov has accumulated a lifetime mark of 254-202-61 and has participated in 542 contests. He has made the start in 517 games and has played for a total of 31,064 mins. Varlamov's quality start rate is 56.7% and he has made 293 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has conceded 1,360 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (+140)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.