Ottawa Senators vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 3/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+115) Kraken (-138)
Climate Pledge Arena is where the Seattle Kraken (37-21-6) will try to defeat the Ottawa Senators (32-27-4) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Ottawa at +115 and Seattle is opening at -138. The total is set at 7.
The Ottawa Senators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-0 loss against the Blackhawks in their previous outing. Ottawa had 47 penalty minutes in this matchup. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but didn't net one. The Senators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 35 shots they tried.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have 231 power play opportunities (3rd in the league) and have racked up 39 goals in those chances. The Senators so far have had 1,987 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Ottawa has tried 2,097 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. While at even strength, the Senators have allowed the opponent to score 159 goals while notching 139 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has compiled 237 power play opportunities and they have notched 58 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.47%. For the current season, they have accumulated 68 points and their points percentage is .540. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have notched 197 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 198.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Cam Talbot. Over the course of his time in hockey, Talbot has accounted for 224 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .546. His save percentage is at .914 during his 24,469 minutes played. Talbot has seen 12,546 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 11,468 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,078 goals against Talbot in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.64. He has compiled an overall record of 216-156-35 and he has gotten the start in 410 games. Talbot has been involved in 428 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle faced off against the Ducks in a matchup where the Kraken took home the victory by a score of 5-2. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game and earned 1 out of those opportunities. The Kraken tallied 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
Seattle has taken 1,928 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.67%, while allowing the opposition 1,769 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.59% on their oppositions 185 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.8%. They have recorded 188 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 20.21%. The Kraken are sitting with 187 goals at even strength and 38 goals (21st in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 199 goals to be scored by of a combination of 152 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Seattle Kraken are sitting with 225 goals, 80 points, and a points percentage of .625.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has allowed 694 goals altogether. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts is 55.1% and he has accumulated 147 quality starts in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 267 games and has accumulated 16,327 mins. Grubauer has a career record of 139-103-29 and has been in goal for 297 contests. He has accrued 7,231 stops out of 7,925 shots tried, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+115)
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