New York Islanders at Seattle Kraken - 2/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Kraken (16-31-4) vs New York Islanders (18-20-7)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)
Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +130 / New York Islanders -167 --- Over/Under: 4.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Kraken host the New York Islanders Islanders in Tuesday NHL Action.
The New York Islanders Islanders come into this road contest with an overall record of 18-20-7. Through 45 games, the Islanders are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 111 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York Islanders is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.71 goals per game. So far, the Islanders have a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 24th ranked team in the NHL.
The Seattle Kraken gets set to host the New York Islanders Islanders with an overall record of 16-31-4. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 51 games, the Kraken have scored 133 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 27th ranked unit, giving up 3.51 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 5th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Seattle's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 28th in the NHL.
Through 45 games, the New York Islanders Islanders's leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 9 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 26. On the season, he is turning 20.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Islanders have benefited from the strong play of Mathew Barzal, who is the team's overall leader in points. In the Islanders' 45 games, he has come up with 12 goals on a shooting percentage of 11.7%. However, when on the ice, the Islanders are -8 in scoring differential. The New York Islanders' top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.44 goals per game. In his 32 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 46 games, the Seattle Kraken's goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 32 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.9%. So far, 35.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jordan Eberle, who has 15 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -23 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 27% percent of the time.
Coming into this game, the Islanders have an over-under record of 17-27-1. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 11-10-0. On the season, 38.0% of New York Islanders' games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Islanders. In Seattle's 51 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-20-2. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-9-1. On the season, 61.0% of Seattle's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Kraken. With a line set at just 4.5 goals, look for the Islanders and Kraken to combine to surpass this line,
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