Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+100) Kraken (-120)
The Seattle Kraken (14-5-3) welcome the Washington Capitals (10-11-3) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Capitals at +100 while the Kraken are priced at -120. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory against the Canucks in their previous game. Washington earned 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. The Capitals had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. For the game, they finished 5 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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Washington Capitals opponents have recorded 72 power play tries (18th in professional hockey) and have earned 14 goals in those chances. The Capitals have had 744 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Washington has taken 722 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.3%. At even strength, the Capitals have allowed 59 goals while earning 50 when they are on offense. Washington has 84 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.24%. For the current season, they have 23 points and their points percentage is sitting at .479. When talking about their scoring, the Washington Capitals have tallied 67 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have surrendered 73.
The player in the crease for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have been able to score 741 goals against Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. Kuemper has been in net for 317 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .918 for his 17,889 mins in the crease. He has accumulated an overall mark of 151-104-37 and was named the starter in 300 games. For his career, Kuemper has 170 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .567. Kuemper has had 9,003 shots against him and has recorded 8,262 saves.
In their last game, Seattle went up against the Kings in a matchup where the Kraken earned a win by a final of 9-8. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and netted 3 out of those tries. The Kraken tallied 9 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued.
The Kraken have 65 goals at even strength and 19 goals (9th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Seattle has taken 640 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 13.13%, while allowing their opponents 607 shots. On the season, the Seattle Kraken have earned 84 goals, 31 points, as well as a points percentage of .705. They have allowed 68 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 73 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.03%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 68.57% on the other teams 70 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 88.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Philipp Grubauer in net. Grubauer is sitting with a career record of 128-93-27 and has been in goal for 274 games. Grubauer's rate of quality starts comes out to 53.9% and he has 132 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 6,697 stops out of 7,332 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has yielded 635 goals in total. He was named a starter in 245 games and has accumulated 15,080 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (+100)
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