Seattle Kraken at St. Louis Blues - 4/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Kraken at St. Louis Blues - 4/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (39-20-10) vs Seattle Kraken (22-41-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +162 / Seattle Kraken -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Blues host the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-41-6. Through 69 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 182 times, good for a rank of 27th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.49 goals per game. So far, the Kraken have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th ranked team in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 39-20-10. This mark places them 3rd in the Central division. Through 69 games, the Blues have scored 250 goals, giving them an average of 3.59. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams.On defense, St. Louis is the 10th ranked unit, giving up 2.88 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 25th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account St. Louis's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 6th in the NHL.

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Through 61 games, the Seattle Kraken goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann with 40 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. So far, 32.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Yanni Gourde, who has 23 assists to go along with his 17 goals. 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 69 games, St. Louis' leading goal scorer is Vladimir Tarasenko. With his 25 goals and 36 assists, he is second in overall points, coming in at 61. On the season, he is turning 12.9% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blues have benefited from the strong play of Jordan Kyrou, who is the team's overall leader in points. In St. Louis's 69 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.41 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Seattle's 69 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-26-3. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-13-2. 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. In St. Louis's 69 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-32-1. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-17-1. On the season, 59.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Blues. Look for this matchup to finish above the posted betting line of 6 goals.

 

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