Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings - 3/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings - 3/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (35-22-9) vs Seattle Kraken (20-38-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm ( Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -215 / Seattle Kraken +193 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings host the Seattle Kraken in Saturday NHL Action

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-38-6. Through 64 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 168 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 27th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.55 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have a strength of schedule rating of 11th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 30th ranked team in the NHL.

The Los Angeles Kings get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 35-22-9. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 66 games, the Kings have scored 191 goals, giving them an average of 2.85. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 12th ranked unit, giving up 2.77 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 16th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

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Through 64 games, the Seattle Kraken's leading goal scorer is Jared McCann. With his 14 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 37. On the season, he is turning 14.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kraken have benefited from the strong play of Yanni Gourde, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Seattle's 64 games, he has come up with 16 goals on a shooting percentage of 16.7%. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -10 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.17 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In Los Angeles's 66 games, he has come up with 16 goals and 39 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 28 goals, 14% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -7 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.65 goals per game. In his 29 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Seattle's 64 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-24-2. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-13-1. On the season, 62.0% of Seattle's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Kraken. Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 28-37-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 17-17. On the season, 45.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. With a line set at 6 goals, I see the Kraken and Kings falling below this line. I recommend taking the under.


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