Seattle Kraken vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+146) Jets (-176)
The Winnipeg Jets (20-18-8) will take on the Seattle Kraken (16-29-4) at Canada Life Centre on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Seattle at +146 while Winnipeg opens at -176. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-2 loss against the Maple Leafs in the last game they played. Seattle tallied 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Kraken didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. Additionally, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 25 shots they put on net.
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When discussing scoring goals, the Seattle Kraken have racked up 128 goals (24th in hockey) this year and have allowed 172. For the current campaign, the have a total of 36 points and their points percentage is sitting at .367. Seattle is sitting with 140 power play opportunities and they have added 22 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 15.71%. When playing at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 141 goals while earning 106 as an offensive unit. Seattle has taken 1,391 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Kraken have had 1,379 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .875. Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 123 power play opportunities (29th in hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Philipp Grubauer. During his career on the ice, Grubauer has recorded 121 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .545. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 13,697 mins between the pipes. Grubauer has seen 6,650 shots against him and has accrued 6,089 total saves. Opponents have scored 561 goals against Grubauer in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.46. He has earned a win-loss mark of 121-80-25 and he has gotten the start in 222 games. Grubauer has taken the ice for 250 contests over the course of his NHL career.
Their last time out, Winnipeg faced off against the Blackhawks in a game where the Jets ended up losing by a mark of 3-1. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Jets notched 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Jets have scored 99 goals at even strength and 31 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has attempted 1,539 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.45%, while allowing their opponents 1,471 shots. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have earned a total of 130 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .522. They have earned 145 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.38%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their oppositions 132 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%. They have granted a total of 133 goals to be scored by way of 100 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Eric Comrie defending the goal. Comrie has accumulated a lifetime mark of 7-7-1 and has played in 17 games. Comrie's quality start rate comes out to 46.7% and he has qualified for 7 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 435 stops out of 486 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .895. The opposition is averaging 3.23 goals per contest and he has conceded 51 goals in total. He has been a starter 15 games and his ice time sits at 947 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+146)
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