Seattle Kraken vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 1/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (-110) Sabres (-110)
KeyBank Center is the site where the Buffalo Sabres (20-15-2) will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (22-12-4) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Seattle at -110 and Buffalo opens at -110. The total has been set at 7.
The Seattle Kraken will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 8-4 victory over the Senators in their last outing. The Kraken had a solid offensive output in the victory. For the game, they converted 8 of the 24 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. Seattle had 6 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have tallied 139 goals (7th in pro hockey) so far this season and have conceded 121. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 48 points and their points percentage is .632. Seattle is sitting with 111 power play opportunities and they have notched 24 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.62%. When playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 83 goals while having 115 of their own. Seattle has attempted 1,128 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.3%. The Kraken so far have had 1,061 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .886. Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 122 power play tries (22nd in the NHL) and have a total of 38 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. The opposition has notched 659 goals versus Grubauer in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.56. Grubauer has been in goal for 282 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 15,474 minutes on the ice. He has amassed a mark of 130-99-27 and he has gotten the start in 253 games. In his career, Grubauer has accounted for 136 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .538. Grubauer has seen 7,544 shot attempts against him and has recorded 6,885 saves.
In their last game, Buffalo went up against the Wild in a matchup where the Sabres took home the victory by a mark of 6-5. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and tallied 2 out of those opportunities. The Sabres scored 6 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took.
The Sabres have earned 108 goals at even strength and 40 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. Buffalo has attempted 1,188 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 12.46%, while allowing the opposition 1,232 shots. On the year, the Buffalo Sabres have notched a total of 148 goals, 42 points, in addition to a points percentage of .568. They have granted a total of 127 goals to be scored by way of 93 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 138 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 28.99%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 72.36% on their oppositions 123 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Craig Anderson in goal. Anderson has a career mark of 315-269-72 and has been in goal for 697 games. Anderson's percentage of quality starts is 53.4% and he has 326 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 19,521 saves out of the 21,396 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,875 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 610 games and has played for a total of 39,543 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (-110)
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