Seattle Kraken vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+265) Penguins (-335)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where the Pittsburgh Penguins (27-10-5) will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (13-25-4) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Seattle at +265 while Pittsburgh is priced at -335. The over/under is set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken will look for better times on the ice after their 4-2 loss to the Predators their last time out. The Kraken had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 35 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 power play tries and scored 1 goal. Seattle recorded 10 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 108 power play tries (28th in the league) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts. The Kraken have had 1,207 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .875. Seattle has attempted 1,174 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken let the opposition score 127 goals while scoring 91 of their own. Seattle has accumulated 117 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.09%. For the current season, they sit with 30 points and their points percentage is sitting at .357. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 111 goals (24th in the league) for the season and have surrendered 151.
The man in goal for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has participated in 245 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 119-77-25 and he has started in 217 games. The opposition has notched 551 goals versus Grubauer in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.46. Grubauer has seen 6,547 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,996 saves. His save percentage is at .916 for his 13,438 minutes played. Over the course of his time in hockey, Grubauer has accumulated 119 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .548.
The last time they were on the ice, Pittsburgh played the Coyotes in an outing where the Penguins notched a victory by a final of 6-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game and tallied 2 goals out of those chances. The Penguins tallied 6 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Penguins have accumulated 120 goals at even strength and 23 goals (17th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has taken 1,458 shots (4th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.81%, while allowing their opponents 1,251 shots. On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are sitting with 143 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .702. They have earned 122 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.85%. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.35% on their opponents 103 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.4%. They have permitted 107 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry patrolling the crease. He has recorded 3,496 stops out of the 3,818 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .916. Jarry has accumulated a lifetime mark of 82-36-11 and has been in goal for 135 games. He has started in 127 contests and his ice time sits at 7,666 mins. Jarry's percentage of quality starts is 62.2% and he has accumulated 79 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has allowed 322 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (+265)
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