Boston Bruins at Seattle Kraken - 2/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Kraken (16-33-4) vs Boston Bruins (29-17-4)
Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)
Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +320 / Boston Bruins -150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Seattle Kraken host the Boston Bruins in Thursday NHL Action.
The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 29-17-4. Through 50 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 145 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.74 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 16th ranked team in the NHL.
The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 16-33-4. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 53 games, the Kraken have scored 137 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.57 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 11th 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 29th in the NHL.
Through 50 games, the Boston Bruins goal and overall scoring leader is David Pastrnak with 49 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.3%. So far, 44.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Brad Marchand, who has 28 assists to go along with his 21 goals. However, when on the ice, the Bruins are -1 in scoring differential. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.79 goals per game.
Through 48 games, the Seattle Kraken's goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 33 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.2%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jordan Eberle, who has 16 assists to go along with his 14 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -25 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.18 goals per game. In his 39 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.263 percent of the time.
In Boston's 50 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-20. So far, the Bruins have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 14 of their 26 road games. On the season, the Boston Bruins have a per-game scoring differential of 0.12. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.35 goals. Heading into their game with the Seattle Kraken, the Bruins have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 57% of the overall scoring. Look for the Bruins to continue their strong offensive play with a win over the Kraken.
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