Seattle Kraken vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 10/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (+135) Panthers (-167)
The Florida Panthers (3-3-0) will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (2-4-2) at FLA Live Arena on Saturday. The line on this contest has Seattle at +135 while Florida is priced at -167. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Seattle Kraken will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat against the Hurricanes in their previous game. Seattle earned 2 minutes in the box for this game. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. The Kraken had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
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Seattle Kraken opponents have tallied 23 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have earned 4 goals in those chances. The Kraken so far have had 251 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .892. Seattle has taken 244 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 7.4%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 23 goals while earning 13 on the offensive side of the ice. Seattle has accumulated 24 power play opportunities and they have tallied 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.83%. For the season, they have tallied 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .375. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have notched 18 goals (21st in the NHL) so far this season and have conceded 27.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Philipp Grubauer. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has earned 153 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .544. His save percentage is at .912 during his 17,132 minutes guarding the cage. Grubauer has had 8,269 shot attempts against him and he has 7,538 saves. Opponents have tallied 731 goals against Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.56. He has a record of 144-110-30 and he was named the starter in 281 games. Grubauer has participated in 312 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Florida played the Sharks in a matchup where the Panthers earned a win by a final of 3-1. The Panthers had 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and tallied 1 out of those attempts.
So far this season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 17 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 18 goals to be scored by way of 9 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have earned 14 goals at even strength and 3 goals (23rd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 24 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 12.50%. Florida has put up 199 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.54%, while allowing the opposition 179 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 65.38% on their opponents 26 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes. Bobrovsky has compiled a lifetime record of 362-210-51 and has participated in 647 games. Bobrovsky's quality start rate is 57.4% and he has qualified for 362 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has compiled 17,366 stops out of the 18,984 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has yielded 1,618 goals overall. He has made the start in 631 contests and his ice time sits at 37,203 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-167)
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