Seattle Kraken vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The New York Rangers (28-12-4) will play the Seattle Kraken (14-25-4) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
The Seattle Kraken went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 victory against the Penguins in their last game. The Kraken had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this win. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 29 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. Seattle recorded 4 penalty minutes in this matchup.
Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 110 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have racked up 25 goals in those chances. The Kraken have had 1,231 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .877. Seattle has taken 1,203 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 127 goals while scoring 93 themselves. Seattle comes into tonight with 119 power play opportunities and they have tallied 20 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 16.81%. For the season, they have earned 32 points and their points percentage is sitting at .372. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have racked up 113 goals (24th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 152.
The man in net for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has played in 246 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 120-77-25 and got the start in 218 games. Opponents have notched 552 goals versus Grubauer in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.45. Grubauer has seen 6,571 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 6,019 total saves. His save percentage is .916 in his 13,499 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Grubauer has compiled 121 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .555.
In their last outing, New York squared up with the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Rangers took the loss by a tally of 5-3. The Rangers scored 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities.
The Rangers have scored 100 goals at even strength and 32 goals (5th in the NHL) while on the power play. New York has attempted 1,251 shots (23rd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.55%, while allowing the other team 1,394 shots. On the year, the New York Rangers are sitting with 132 goals, 60 points, in addition to a points percentage of .682. They have a total of 129 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 24.81%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.59% on their oppositions 128 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.8%. They have allowed 114 goals to be scored by of a combination of 93 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Alexandar Georgiev defending the net. Georgiev is the owner of a career record of 50-45-11 and has played in 115 contests. Georgiev's quality start rate comes out to 51.9% and he has earned 55 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 3,106 saves out of the 3,415 shots taken, giving him a save % of .910. Teams are averaging 2.95 goals/game and he has yielded 309 goals overall. He was named a starter in 106 games and has been on the ice for 6,279 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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