Ottawa Senators at Seattle Kraken - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Seattle Kraken - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (24-44-6) vs Ottawa Senators (28-40-7)

Game Info: Monday, April 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +130 / Ottawa Senators +162 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the Ottawa Senators in Monday NHL Action.

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-40-7. Through 75 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 204 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 21st-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.23 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 3rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd-ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 24-44-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 74 games, the Kraken have scored 193 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams.On defense, Seattle is the 24th-ranked unit, giving up 3.47 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 7th 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 Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In his team's 75 games, he has come up with 27 goals and 32 assists. He has scored his goals with a shooting percentage of 10.3%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -6.0 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 33 goals, 48.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 66 games, the Seattle Kraken's goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 43 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. So far, 32.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Yanni Gourde, who has 26 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 3.11 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 33 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 30-42-3. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-21-3. On the season, 45.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the SenatorsIn Seattle's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-29-3. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-14-1. On the season, 61.0% of Seattle's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Kraken. Look for this matchup to finish below the over-under line of 6.5 goals, as neither team has the offense capable of fully taking advantage of below-average defensive units.

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