Columbus Blue Jackets vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 1/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+205) Kraken (-250)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (15-30-3) are on their way to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (28-14-5). The moneyline on this game has Columbus at +205 while Seattle is priced at -250. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Oilers in the last game they played. Columbus recorded 2 penalty mins in this contest. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but didn't net one. The Blue Jackets had a middle of the road offensive performance in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 27 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 124 goals (30th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 185. For the year, they have scored 33 points and their points percentage sits at .344. Columbus has accumulated 127 power play chances and they have tallied 20 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 15.75%. When at even strength, the Blue Jackets let the opposition score 150 goals while scoring 104 on offense. Columbus has attempted 1,385 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. The Blue Jackets thus far have had 1,688 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .890. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 153 power play opportunities (16th in pro hockey) and have come away with 35 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has participated in 203 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 84-75-23 and he started in 183 games. Opponents have notched 568 goals versus Korpisalo in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 3.06. Korpisalo has seen 5,831 shots taken against him and has garnered 5,263 total saves. His save percentage sits at .903 for his 11,140 mins played. For his professional hockey career, Korpisalo has accumulated 87 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .475.
When they took the ice last, Seattle went up against the Canucks in a matchup where the Kraken got the victory by a final of 6-1. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Kraken earned 6 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Kraken have scored 143 goals at even strength and 29 goals (23rd in the league) while having a power play advantage. Seattle has tried 1,408 shots (27th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 12.22%, while allowing the opposition 1,312 shots. For the season, the Seattle Kraken have notched a total of 172 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .649. They have granted a total of 143 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 136 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.32%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 71.53% on their opponents 144 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see Martin Jones patrolling the crease. Jones is the owner of a lifetime record of 221-156-35 and has participated in 430 games. Jones' quality start percentage is 52.2% and he has accumulated 218 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 10,678 stops out of the 11,780 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .906. His opponents are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,102 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 418 games and has played 24,634 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+205)
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