Seattle Kraken vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+205) Blues (-250)
Enterprise Center is the location where the St. Louis Blues (39-20-10) will take on the Seattle Kraken (22-41-6) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Kraken at +205 while the Blues are coming in at -250. The total comes in at 6.
The Seattle Kraken went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 victory against the Stars in the last game they played. Seattle amassed 2 mins in the box in this contest. The Kraken had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. In the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 183 power play opportunities (27th in hockey) and have scored 47 goals in those chances. The Kraken have had 2,003 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .880. Seattle has attempted 1,993 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. While at even strength, the Kraken have given up 194 goals while earning 153 on the offensive side of the ice. Seattle steps onto the ice with 184 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 14.67%. For the current season, they sit with 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .362. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 180 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have given up 241.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Philipp Grubauer. Opponents have racked up 603 goals against Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Grubauer has participated in 263 games during his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .914 in his 14,468 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a mark of 124-89-26 and he was named the starter in 235 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Grubauer is sitting with 128 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545. Grubauer has seen 7,052 shot attempts against him and he has 6,449 total saves.
In their last game, St. Louis went up against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Blues ended up with the win by a score of 5-1. The Blues notched 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities.
The Blues have 196 goals at even strength and 52 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has taken 2,106 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.78%, while allowing their opponents 2,171 shots. So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 248 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .638. They have recorded 197 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.40%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.08% on their opponents 195 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.8%. They have allowed 199 goals to be scored by way of 166 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are going to see Ville Husso in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has yielded 126 goals in total. Husso's quality start rate comes out to 56.5% and he has qualified for 26 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 46 games and has been on the ice for 2,836 minutes. Husso holds a career mark of 29-12-6 and has been in goal for 50 games. He has tallied 1,330 saves out of the 1,456 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle (+205)
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