Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings - 3/28/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings - 3/28/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (36-22-9) vs Seattle Kraken (20-39-6)

Game Info: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -210 / Seattle Kraken +183 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings host the Seattle Kraken in Monday NHL Action.

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-39-6. Through 65 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 170 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 9th 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 36-22-9. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 67 games, the Kings have scored 195 goals, giving them an average of 2.87. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.76 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 19th 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 65 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 14.6% 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 65 games, he has come up with 16 goals on a shooting percentage of 16.3%. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -11 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.19 goals per game.

Through 67 games, Los Angeles' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 28 goals and 13 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 41. On the season, he is turning 14.9% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 67 games, he has come up with 17 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.6%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -5 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.63 goals per game. In his 30 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have a per-game scoring differential of 0.1. However, the Kings' scoring differential turns negative, at -0.03. Heading into their game with the Seattle Kraken, the Kings have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 59.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.87 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Kings to pick up another win over the Kings.

 

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