Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (44-19-9) vs Seattle Kraken (23-43-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -400 / Seattle Kraken +280 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Calgary Flames host the Seattle Kraken in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-43-6. Through 72 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 186 times, good for a rank of 30th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.46 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 28th ranked team in the NHL.

The Calgary Flames get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 44-19-9. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 72 games, the Flames have scored 253 goals, giving them an average of 3.49. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams.On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.46 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 26th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 64 games, the Seattle Kraken goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 41 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.7%. So far, 32.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Yanni Gourde, who has 24 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice the Kraken are -13 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.12 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 72 games, he has come up with 34 goals and 65 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 38 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +54. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.16 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Seattle's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-29-3. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-15-2. On the season, 60.0% of Seattle's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Kraken. In Calgary's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-34-4. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-17-2. On the season, 60.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Flames. Given that the Kraken have one of the worst save percentages in the NHL look for a mediocre Flames offense to have an above average scoring night. I recommend taking the over.

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