Colorado Avalanche at Seattle Kraken - 4/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Seattle Kraken - 4/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (25-44-6) vs Colorado Avalanche (55-15-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +225 / Colorado Avalanche -300 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the Seattle Kraken in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-44-6. Through 75 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 197 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Seattle is the 24th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.45 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 27th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 55-15-6. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 76 games, the Avalanche have scored 296 goals, giving them an average of 3.84. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams.On defense, Colorado is the 5th ranked unit, giving up 2.74 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 29th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado'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 67 games, the Seattle Kraken goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 44 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. So far, 31.0% 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 -12 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game.

Through 73 games, the Colorado Avalanche's goal and overall scoring leader is Mikko Rantanen, with 91 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 44.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nathan MacKinnon, who has 53 assists to go along with his 31 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.43 goals per game. In his 53 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Seattle's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-29-4. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-15-2. On the season, 61.0% of Seattle's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Kraken. In Colorado's 76 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-33-2. So far, taking the over when the Avalanche are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-18-1. On the season, 61.0% of Colorado's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Avalanche. At first glance, this matchup seems like a sure thing to go over the line of 6.5 goals, as Colorado should take advantage of the Kraken's defense. However, even though Seattle ranks 22nd in goals allowed, their expected goals allowed figure places them 6th in the league. Look for this matchup to fall below the line of 6.5 goals.

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