Seattle Kraken at Ottawa Senators - 3/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (20-31-5) vs Seattle Kraken (17-37-5)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -125 / Seattle Kraken +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators host the Seattle Kraken in Thursday NHL Action
The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 17-37-5. Through 59 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 152 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 32nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.59 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have a strength of schedule rating of 4th 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 Ottawa Senators get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 20-31-5. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division.
Through 56 games, the Senators have scored 147 goals, giving them an average of 2.61. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams.On defense, Ottawa is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.2 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Ottawa's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 23rd in the NHL.
Through 51 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 15.2%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jordan Eberle, who has 18 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 3.22 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In Ottawa's 56 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 20 goals, 45.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -4 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.69 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Ottawa's 56 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 32-24. So far, the Senators have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 16 of their 28 games at Canadian Tire Centre. On the season, the Ottawa Senators have a per-game scoring differential of -0.59. Things haven't gone any better at home, as they are losing home games by an average of -0.64 goals. As the Ottawa Senators get set to take on the Kraken, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 1-4. During this stretch, they have scored 12 goals, accounting for 39.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Senators hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 3.2 goals, just 2 times. Look for a meeting with the Kraken to be the recipe needed for Ottawa to get back on track, I see the Senators pulling out the win.
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