Seattle Kraken vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 1/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+168) Bruins (-205)
The Seattle Kraken (24-12-4) are traveling to TD Garden on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Boston Bruins (32-4-4). The moneyline on this game has the Kraken at +168 and the Bruins are coming in at -205. The betting total is set at 6.
The Seattle Kraken were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Sabres in their previous contest . The Kraken had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In the outing, they converted 4 of the 22 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity and were able to notch 1 goal. Seattle amassed 10 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have notched 147 goals (3rd in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 124. For the year, they have earned 52 points and their points percentage is sitting at .650. Seattle has compiled 118 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 22.03%. When at even strength, the Kraken let the opposition score 85 goals while getting 121 as an offensive unit. Seattle has taken 1,191 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.3%. The Kraken have seen 1,117 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .889. Seattle Kraken opponents have amassed 128 power play tries (18th in hockey) and have notched 39 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Martin Jones. Opponents have been able to score 1,088 goals versus Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.68. Jones has taken the ice for 425 matchups over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .907 for his 24,333 mins played. He has earned a mark of 217-155-35 and he has gotten the start in 413 games. For his career, Jones has accounted for 216 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .523. Jones has seen 11,643 shot attempts against him and has garnered 10,555 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Boston played the Ducks in a matchup where the Bruins earned a victory by a final of 7-1. The Bruins netted 7 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 out of those attempts.
On the year, the Boston Bruins have earned 154 goals, 68 points, and a points percentage of .850. They have allowed 85 goals to be scored by of a combination of 65 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. The Bruins have accumulated 114 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 142 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 28.17%. Boston has tried 1,381 shots (6th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.15%, while allowing their opponents 1,174 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.82% on their oppositions 141 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Linus Ullmark in net. He has accrued 4,977 saves out of 5,428 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .917. Ullmark has amassed a career record of 98-58-16 and has participated in 184 games. He has been a starter 176 contests and his ice time sits at 10,516 minutes. Ullmark's quality start rate is 59.7% and he has made 105 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has surrendered 451 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+168)
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