Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 3/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+205) Kraken (-250)
The Seattle Kraken (36-21-6) are welcoming the Anaheim Ducks (21-34-8) at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Anaheim at +205 while Seattle is coming in at -250. The total is 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win against the Canadiens in their previous contest . Anaheim accounted for 33 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 2 goals. The Ducks had a middle of the road showing in the victory. For the game, they converted 3 of the 33 shots they attempted.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 220 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have earned 58 goals in those chances. The Ducks have seen 2,483 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Anaheim has tried 1,837 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.6%. While at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 196 goals while earning 128 of their own. Anaheim comes into the game with 182 power play chances and they have tallied 30 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.48%. For the season, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .397. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 158 goals (31st in the NHL) for the year and have given up 254.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. The opposition has scored 1,121 goals versus Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. Gibson has participated in 421 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 24,098 minutes in the crease. He has amassed an overall mark of 179-171-58 and he has started in 412 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson has accounted for 226 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .549. Gibson has had 12,896 shots against him and has amassed 11,775 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Seattle played the Avalanche in an outing where the Kraken got the win by a final score of 3-2. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Kraken tallied 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking.
This season, the Seattle Kraken have 220 goals, 78 points, in addition to a points percentage of .619. They have allowed 197 goals to be scored by way of 150 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kraken are sitting with 183 goals at even strength and 37 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 186 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.89%. Seattle has put up 1,897 shots (20th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.60%, while allowing the opposition 1,747 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 74.18% on their oppositions 182 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.7%.
Across the rink you will find Philipp Grubauer in net. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has surrendered 692 goals altogether. Grubauer's quality start percentage is 54.9% and he has 146 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 266 games and his ice time sits at 16,267 mins. Grubauer holds a lifetime mark of 138-103-29 and has been in net for 296 games. He has recorded 7,211 stops out of the 7,903 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (-250)
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