Seattle Kraken vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+126) Oilers (-152)
Rogers Place is the location where the Edmonton Oilers (24-18-3) will compete against the Seattle Kraken (26-12-4) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Seattle at +126 and Edmonton is coming in at -152. The betting total is set at 7.
The Seattle Kraken were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 8-5 win over the Blackhawks their last time on the ice. Seattle accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Kraken had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 8 out of the 30 shots they tried.
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With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Seattle Kraken have racked up 158 goals (3rd in the league) this year and have given up 129. For the current season, they have racked up 56 points and their points % is .667. Seattle skates onto the rink with 123 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 21.14%. When at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 88 goals while getting 132 on the offensive side of the ice. Seattle has attempted 1,252 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.6%. The Kraken so far have had 1,171 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. Seattle Kraken opponents have recorded 131 power play tries (21st in professional hockey) and have scored 41 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. The opposition has been able to score 662 goals versus Grubauer in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.56. Grubauer has participated in 283 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 15,534 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed a record of 131-99-27 and got the start in 254 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has earned 137 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .539. Grubauer has seen 7,579 shots taken against him and has recorded 6,917 total saves.
In their last outing, Edmonton squared up with the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Oilers notched a victory by a final score of 4-3. The Oilers recorded 4 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Oilers have accumulated 113 goals at even strength and 51 goals (1st in the league) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has put up 1,479 shots (6th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.09%, while allowing the other team 1,449 shots. So far this year, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 164 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .567. They have allowed 148 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 163 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 31.29%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.23% on their oppositions 163 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Stuart Skinner in net. Skinner is the owner of a career record of 19-16-2 and has played in 40 games. Skinner's quality start rate is 55.3% and he has 21 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has racked up 1,146 saves out of the 1,256 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has yielded 110 goals altogether. He has started in 38 games and has played for a total of 2,276 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+126)
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