Seattle Kraken at Washington Capitals - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Kraken at Washington Capitals - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (29-18-9) vs Seattle Kraken (17-34-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -250 / Seattle Kraken +188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Capitals host the Seattle Kraken in Saturday NHL Action

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 17-34-5. Through 56 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 144 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 31st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.54 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have a strength of schedule rating of 8th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th ranked team in the NHL.

The Washington Capitals get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 29-18-9. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 56 games, the Capitals have scored 180 goals, giving them an average of 3.18. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, Washington is the 12th ranked unit, giving up 2.75 goals per contest. So far, the Capitals have played the 27th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Washington's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL.

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Through 48 games, the Seattle Kraken 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 17 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Kraken are -26 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.17 goals per game.

Through 54 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin, with 65 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. So far, 27.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 35 assists to go along with his 16 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.93 goals per game.In his 32 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 32 percent of the time.

In Seattle's 56 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 32-20. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 14-11. 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. In Washington's 56 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 27-24-1. So far, taking the over when the Capitals are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-11-1. On the season, 55.0% of Washington's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Capitals. I see this game going over the betting line of 6 goals.

 

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