Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 12/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (-110) Canucks (-110)
The Seattle Kraken (18-10-3) are traveling to Rogers Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Vancouver Canucks (13-15-3). The moneyline on this game has Seattle at -110 while Vancouver is opening at -110. The total comes in at 7.
The Seattle Kraken were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Blues in their previous contest . Seattle compiled 6 mins in the box in this contest. They also had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. The Kraken had a solid offensive performance in the victory. In the game, they scored on 5 out of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
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Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have racked up 108 goals (13th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 98. For the current campaign, they have earned 39 points and their points % is .629. Seattle has accounted for 98 power play opportunities and they have added 21 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 21.43%. When playing at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 67 goals while getting 87 on offense. Seattle has taken 914 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.8%. The Kraken have had 847 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .884. Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 100 power play opportunities (20th in hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. Throughout his time in hockey, Jones has earned 212 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .521. His save percentage currently is .907 during his 23,912 mins guarding the cage. Jones has seen 11,457 shot attempts against him and has accrued 10,386 total saves. The opposition has notched 1,071 goals against Jones in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.69. He has amassed a mark of 212-155-34 and he has started in 407 games. Jones has taken the ice for 418 games during his hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Vancouver played the Blues in a game where the Canucks went home in defeat by a score of 5-1. The Canucks recorded 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 102 goals, 29 points, in addition to a points percentage of .468. They have permitted 121 goals to be scored by way of 90 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have accumulated 74 goals at even strength and 28 goals (8th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 108 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.93%. Vancouver has tried 929 shots (26th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.98%, while allowing the opposition 1,007 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 67.02% on the other teams 94 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Spencer Martin defending the net. Martin is sitting with a career record of 12-7-5 and has been in goal for 26 games. Martin's quality start rate comes out to 52.0% and he has made 13 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 738 saves out of the 820 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .900. Teams are averaging 3.23 goals per contest and he has surrendered 82 goals altogether. He has started in 25 contests and his ice time sits at 1,525 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (-110)
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