Nashville Predators at Seattle Kraken - 3/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at Seattle Kraken - 3/2/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (16-34-5) vs Nashville Predators (30-19-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +158 / Nashville Predators -180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the Nashville Predators in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-19-4. Through 53 games, the Predators are 4th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 163 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.81 goals per game. So far, the Predators have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 14th ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 16-34-5. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 55 games, the Kraken have scored 140 goals, giving them an average of 2.53. This output gives them a rank of 26th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.55 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 10th 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.

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Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 53 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 39 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 27 goals, 19.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.46 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

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 15 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -27 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.17 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 28% percent of the time.

In Nashville's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-22. So far, the Predators have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 16 of their 27 road games. On the season, the Nashville Predators have a per-game scoring differential of 0.23. Even though the Predators are on a bit of a scoring slump, outscoring their average of 2.81 goals just once over their last 5 games, look for Nashville to pick up a win over the Kraken.

 

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