Seattle Kraken vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 3/5/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
The Seattle Kraken (35-21-6) are hitting the road to Ball Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Colorado Avalanche (34-20-5).
The Seattle Kraken went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets in their previous contest . The Kraken had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. For the matchup, they converted 4 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals. Seattle earned 8 penalty mins in this game.
Seattle Kraken opponents have recorded 180 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have earned 47 goals in those attempts. The Kraken have seen 1,724 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .887. Seattle has taken 1,862 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.7%. When at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 148 goals while having 180 of their own. Seattle has accumulated 181 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.44%. For the season, they have accumulated 76 points and their points percentage is .613. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have notched 217 goals (5th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 195.
The player between the pipes for this game is Martin Jones. Opponents have tallied 1,126 goals against Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Jones has taken the ice for 437 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is at .906 in his 24,990 minutes played. He has compiled an overall record of 222-160-35 and he has started in 424 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jones has recorded 218 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .514. Jones has had 11,944 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,818 total saves.
Their last time out, Colorado opposed the Devils in a matchup where the Avalanche were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 7-5. The Avalanche netted 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 chance on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Avalanche have tallied 143 goals at even strength and 43 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. Colorado has taken 1,963 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.48%, while allowing their opponents 1,898 shots. So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have 186 goals, 73 points, in addition to a points percentage of .619. They have permitted 161 goals to be scored by of a combination of 120 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 188 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.87%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.47% on their oppositions 182 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%.
For the opposition you will find Alexandar Georgiev defending the net. He has racked up 4,662 saves out of 5,113 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .912. Georgiev has amassed a lifetime mark of 84-60-15 and has been in net for 171 games. He has started in 159 games and has racked up 9,521 minutes. Georgiev's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.7% and he has qualified for 87 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has surrendered 451 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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