New Jersey Devils at Seattle Kraken - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at Seattle Kraken - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (23-44-6) vs New Jersey Devils (26-42-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -167 / New Jersey Devils +130 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the New Jersey Devils in Saturday NHL Action.

The New Jersey Devils come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-42-6. Through 74 games, the Devils are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 228 times, good for a rank of 18th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New Jersey is the 28th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.65 goals per game. So far, the Devils 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 24th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the New Jersey Devils with an overall record of 23-44-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 73 games, the Kraken have scored 189 goals, giving them an average of 2.56. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams.On defense, Seattle is the 24th ranked unit, giving up 3.48 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Seattle's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 28th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the New Jersey Devils leader in points is Jesper Bratt. In his team's 74 games, he has come up with 24 goals and 45 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +3.0 The team's top overall goal scorer is Jack Hughes. Of his 26 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. New Jersey's top goalie is Nico Daws, who is giving up an average of 3.13 goals per game.

Through 73 games, Seattle's leading goal scorer is Jared McCann. With his 25 goals and 16 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 41. 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 teams overall leader in points. In Seattle's 73 games, he has come up with 17 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. 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. In his 51 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 34 percent of the time.

In New Jersey's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-29-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 24-12-1. On the season, 62.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. In Seattle's 73 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-29-3. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-14-1. 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. Even though Seattle doesn't have as strong of an offense as the Devils, they should be in line for an above-average scoring night as New Jersey is the 32nd ranked scoring defense in the NHL. I recommend taking the over at 6 goals.

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