Seattle Kraken vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 1/8/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
The Montreal Canadiens (15-21-3) will play the Seattle Kraken (21-12-4) at Bell Centre on Sunday.
The Seattle Kraken were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs in their last outing. Seattle recorded 10 penalty mins for this contest. The Kraken had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. In addition, they had 2 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they scored on 5 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 119 power play opportunities (21st in pro hockey) and have a total of 37 goals in those attempts. The Kraken thus far have had 1,038 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .887. Seattle has taken 1,104 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.9%. When playing at even strength, the Kraken have surrendered 80 goals while getting 107 themselves. Seattle has compiled 110 power play chances and they have scored 24 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 21.82%. For the current season, they have recorded 46 points and their points percentage comes in at .622. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 131 goals (11th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 117.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Martin Jones. Opponents have notched 1,084 goals against Jones in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. Jones has played in 423 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .907 for his 24,213 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a record of 215-155-35 and he has started in 411 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Jones has compiled 215 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .523. Jones has had 11,599 shot attempts taken against him and he has 10,515 total saves.
Their last time out, Montreal played the Rangers in a game where the Canadiens took a loss by a mark of 4-1. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens had 1 goal of the 18 shots on goal they attempted.
Montreal has attempted 1,094 shots (29th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,311 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.76% on the other teams 141 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.7%. They have a tally of 122 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 14.75%. The Canadiens have earned 82 goals at even strength and 18 goals (30th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 148 goals to be scored by way of 111 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 100 goals, 33 points, as well as a points percentage of .423.
Across the ice you will find Jake Allen in the crease. Allen has compiled a lifetime mark of 177-142-36 and has played in 379 games. Allen's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.6% and he has 189 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accounted for 9,535 saves out of 10,481 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .910. The opposition is averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has yielded 946 goals in total. He has made the start in 359 games and has played 21,317 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal
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