Seattle Kraken vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Kraken vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kraken (-111) Blues (-111)
The St. Louis Blues (37-38-7 last season) are welcoming the Seattle Kraken (46-28-8 last year) at Enterprise Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Kraken at -111 while the Blues are sitting at -111. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Seattle Kraken were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-0 loss against the Predators in their previous game. Seattle accounted for 8 penalty mins in this matchup. The Kraken had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. While out there on the ice, they took the loss without having netted any of the 23 shots they put on goal.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Seattle Kraken accumulated 289 goals (5th in the NHL) for the previous season and surrendered 252. For the prior season, they racked up 100 points and their points percentage finished at .610. Seattle wrapped up the season with 243 power play chances and notched 48 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 19.75%. When at even strength, the Kraken gave up 197 goals while having 241. Seattle attempted 2,497 shots and had a shooting percentage of 11.6%. The Kraken had 2,215 shots attempted against them and had a save percentage of .886. Seattle Kraken opposition had 236 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and tallied 55 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has played in 308 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned a record of 144-106-30 and he has gotten the start in 277 games. Opponents have racked up 719 goals versus Grubauer in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. Grubauer has seen 8,154 shots taken against him and has recorded 7,435 saves. His save percentage is .912 for his 16,895 mins between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Grubauer is sitting with 152 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .549.
In their last outing, St. Louis played the Stars in a game where the Blues got the tie by a score of 1-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Blues recorded 1 goal out of the 24 shots on goal they tried.
St. Louis has tried 2,341 shots (27th in hockey) and had a shooting percentage of 11.11%, while allowing their opponent 2,652 shots. They earned a penalty kill percentage of 72.35% on the other team's 217 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage came in at 88.8%. They earned 238 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.33%. The Blues racked up 214 goals at even strength and 46 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They allowed 298 goals to be scored by way of 238 goals at even strength and 60 goals while they had less men on the ice. Last season, the St. Louis Blues accumulated 260 goals, 81 points, and a points percentage of .494.
For the opposition you will find Jordan Binnington defending the goal. He has accounted for 5,802 saves out of 6,402 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .906. Binnington is sitting with a lifetime record of 117-73-26 and has been in net for 223 games. He was named a starter in 218 games and has been on the ice for 12,946 mins. Binnington's quality start rate comes out to 51.4% and he has accumulated 112 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.78 goals per game and he has relinquished 600 goals altogether.
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Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-111)
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