Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 10/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-154) Kraken (+125)
Climate Pledge Arena is the location where the Seattle Kraken (0-2-1) will try to beat the Colorado Avalanche (2-0-0) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Avalanche at -154 while the Kraken are opening at +125. The total is set at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche had a decent effort after finishing in a 1-1 tie against the Sharks their last time out. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in this game. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 of the 52 shots they launched. Moreover, they had 5 attempts on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. Colorado tallied 8 penalty minutes in this contest.
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When at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 3 goals while earning 5 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 9 power play opportunities (14th in the league) and have notched 0 goals in those attempts. When discussing their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 6 goals (20th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 3. Colorado has tried 89 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 6.7%. For the current season, they have scored 4 points and their points % is 1.000. The Avalanche have had 57 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .947. Colorado has compiled 8 power play opportunities and they have added 1 goal out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 12.50%.
The man in net for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has participated in 193 contests during his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 100-64-17 and was named the starter in 181 games. Opponents have been able to score 502 goals against Georgiev in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.78. Georgiev has seen 5,709 shots against him and he has 5,207 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 10,825 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Georgiev has 102 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .564.
When they took the ice last, Seattle faced the Blues in a game where the Kraken got the tie by a tally of 1-1. The Kraken notched 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 on that attempt.
Seattle has tried 87 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 2.30%, while allowing their opponents 88 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 100.00% on their opponents 11 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%. They have a total of 7 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 14.29%. The Kraken have tallied 1 goal at even strength and 1 goal (23rd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 8 goals to be scored by of a combination of 8 goals at even strength and 0 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Seattle Kraken have a total of 2 goals, 1 points, and a points percentage of .167.
Across the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has relinquished 724 goals overall. Grubauer's quality start rate comes out to 54.8% and he has qualified for 153 quality starts in his career. He has started in 279 games and his ice time sits at 17,012 minutes. Grubauer has compiled a career mark of 144-108-30 and has been in goal for 310 contests. He has accounted for 7,491 saves out of the 8,215 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-154)
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