Boston Bruins vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 2/23/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-182) Kraken (+150)
The Seattle Kraken (32-19-6) will try to defeat the Boston Bruins (43-8-5) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Bruins at -182 and the Kraken are priced at +150. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Boston Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory against the Senators in their previous contest . The Bruins had an average offensive performance in this victory. In the outing, they scored on 3 of the 32 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Boston tallied 8 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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While at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 89 goals while notching 162 of their own. Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 192 power play tries (9th in hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those attempts. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have earned 208 goals (2nd in the NHL) on the year and have given up 115. Boston has tried 1,860 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. For the current season, they have recorded 91 points and their points percentage is sitting at .813. The Bruins thus far have had 1,637 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .930. Boston has tallied 193 power play opportunities and they have notched 46 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.83%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Linus Ullmark. For his professional hockey career, Ullmark has tallied 114 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .613. His save percentage sits at .918 in his 11,111 minutes on the ice. Ullmark has had 5,717 shots taken against him and has amassed 5,247 saves. Opponents have scored 470 goals against Ullmark in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. He has earned an overall mark of 105-61-16 and he has started in 186 games. Ullmark has been in net for 194 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Seattle faced the Sharks in an outing where the Kraken took a loss by a tally of 4-0. The Kraken earned 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Kraken have tallied 164 goals at even strength and 33 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Seattle has tried 1,696 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.62%, while allowing the other team 1,581 shots. So far this year, the Seattle Kraken have tallied 197 goals, 70 points, in addition to a points percentage of .614. They have permitted 175 goals to be scored by way of 129 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 164 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.12%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 72.46% on the other teams 167 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.9%.
For the opposition you will find Martin Jones in the crease. He has racked up 10,776 stops out of 11,895 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .906. Jones has accumulated a lifetime mark of 221-160-35 and has been in net for 434 contests. He got the starting nod in 422 games and has accumulated 24,871 minutes. Jones' quality start rate sits at 51.7% and he has made 218 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has allowed 1,119 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-182)
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