Seattle Kraken vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 1/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa Senators (18-17-3) will try to defeat the Seattle Kraken (20-12-4) at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
The Seattle Kraken were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Oilers in their previous contest . Seattle accounted for 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Kraken had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the win. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they converted 5 out of the 24 shots they attempted.
Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken have accumulated 126 goals (14th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 116. For the season, they have tallied 44 points and their points percentage is .611. Seattle has accounted for 108 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 21.30%. While playing at even strength, the Kraken have conceded 80 goals while earning 103 of their own. Seattle has taken 1,078 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.7%. The Kraken have seen 1,011 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .885. Seattle Kraken opponents have totaled 114 power play tries (26th in the NHL) and have tallied 36 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Martin Jones. Over the course of his time in hockey, Jones has accrued 214 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .522. He has a save percentage of .906 in his 24,153 minutes played. Jones has had 11,572 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 10,489 saves. The opposition has racked up 1,083 goals against Jones in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.69. He has compiled an overall record of 214-155-35 and got the start in 410 games. Jones has played in 422 games during his NHL career.
In their last game, Ottawa faced off against the Blue Jackets in a game where the Senators ended up with the win by a final score of 4-0. They had 6 power play chances in this contest and notched 2 out of those tries. The Senators netted 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took.
Ottawa has taken 1,264 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.10%, while allowing the opposition 1,225 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.09% on their opponents 134 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.5%. They have earned 143 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 27.97%. The Senators have earned 75 goals at even strength and 40 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 116 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 115 goals, 39 points, in addition to a points percentage of .513.
For the opposition you will find Cam Talbot in net. Talbot has a career mark of 211-151-35 and has been in goal for 418 contests. Talbot's percentage of quality starts is 54.1% and he has accumulated 217 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 11,238 stops out of 12,288 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has allowed 1,050 goals altogether. He has made the start in 401 contests and has been on the ice for 23,921 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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