Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Climate Pledge Arena is where the Seattle Kraken (16-10-3) will play the Winnipeg Jets (19-9-1) on Sunday.
The Winnipeg Jets went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 win against the Predators in their last outing. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 41 shots they launched. They also had 4 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Winnipeg recorded 15 penalty minutes in this contest.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 96 goals (14th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 76. For the season, they have recorded 39 points and their points percentage is .672. Winnipeg has tallied 94 power play chances and they have notched 21 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 22.34%. While playing at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 62 goals while earning 75 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg has attempted 904 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Jets have seen 912 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .917. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 79 power play opportunities (31st in hockey) and have come away with 14 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is David Rittich. Opponents have tallied 408 goals against Rittich in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.89. Rittich has played in 157 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .904 in his 8,465 mins on the ice. He has accumulated an overall record of 74-45-20 and he started in 139 games. For his professional hockey career, Rittich has recorded 72 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .518. Rittich has seen 4,271 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,863 saves.
Their last time out, Seattle faced off against the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Kraken were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 3-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kraken converted 2 goals of the 17 shots on goal they took.
The Kraken have racked up 79 goals at even strength and 21 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Seattle has taken 847 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.81%, while allowing their opponents 806 shots. On the season, the Seattle Kraken have notched a total of 100 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .603. They have allowed 94 goals to be scored by of a combination of 66 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 93 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.58%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 70.21% on the other teams 94 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Martin Jones in net. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,069 goals overall. Jones' quality start rate sits at 52.0% and he has 211 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 406 contests and has accumulated 23,852 mins. Jones holds a career record of 211-155-34 and has played in 417 games. He has racked up 10,364 saves out of 11,433 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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