New Jersey Devils vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-105) Kraken (-114)
The Seattle Kraken (26-13-4) are welcoming the New Jersey Devils (29-12-3) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has New Jersey at -105 and Seattle is at -114. The betting total comes in at 6.
The New Jersey Devils had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Sharks their last time on the ice. New Jersey amassed 10 mins in the box for this matchup. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to net one. The Devils had an average offensive output in this game. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 41 shots they looked to score on.
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At even strength, the Devils have allowed the opponent to score 88 goals while scoring 127 on offense. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 140 power play opportunities (15th in the NHL) and have a total of 27 goals in those chances. In relation to their scoring, the New Jersey Devils have notched 155 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 115. New Jersey has taken 1,525 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 61 points and their points percentage sits at .693. The Devils have had 1,222 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. New Jersey has compiled 136 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.59%.
The man in goal for this game is Vitek Vanecek. The opposition has been able to score 260 goals versus Vanecek in his career and his goals against average is 2.60. Vanecek has been involved in 108 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .909 in his 6,002 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a mark of 59-27-12 and he started in 101 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vanecek is sitting with 54 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .535. Vanecek has seen 2,868 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 2,608 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle squared up with the Lightning in a game where the Kraken went home in defeat by a score of 4-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Kraken notched 1 goal out of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Kraken have accumulated 133 goals at even strength and 26 goals (23rd in the league) while on the power play. Seattle has attempted 1,275 shots (26th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 12.47%, while allowing the opposition 1,202 shots. On the year, the Seattle Kraken are sitting with 159 goals, 56 points, in addition to a points percentage of .651. They have permitted 133 goals to be scored by of a combination of 92 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 126 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.63%. They have a penalty kill rate of 69.17% on their opponents 133 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 88.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Martin Jones in goal. Jones is sitting with a lifetime record of 219-155-35 and has participated in 427 games. Jones' quality start rate sits at 52.3% and he has earned 217 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 10,604 stops out of 11,697 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .907. The opposition is averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has yielded 1,093 goals in total. He has made the start in 415 games and has played 24,452 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-105)
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