Seattle Kraken at Vancouver Canucks - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (38-30-11) vs Seattle Kraken (26-46-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -240 / Seattle Kraken +200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks host the Seattle Kraken in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Seattle Kraken come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-46-6. Through 78 games, the Kraken are 8th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 205 times, good for a rank of 31st 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 5th 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 Vancouver Canucks get set to host the Seattle Kraken with an overall record of 38-30-11. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 79 games, the Canucks have scored 239 goals, giving them an average of 2.99. This output gives them a rank of 18th among NHL teams.On defense, Vancouver is the 8th-ranked unit, giving up 2.85 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 14th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.
Through 70 games, the Seattle Kraken goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann with 47 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.2%. 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 20 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 3.14 goals per game.
Through 79 games, Vancouver's leading goal scorer is Elias Pettersson. With his 32 goals and 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 66. On the season, he is turning 17.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Canucks have benefited from the strong play of J.T. Miller, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vancouver's 79 games, he has come up with 30 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0 Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per game. In his 64 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Seattle's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-31-4. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-16-2. 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 Vancouver's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-36-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 19-20. On the season, 54.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. With an over-under line set at 6 goals, look for this game to fall below the line of 6 goals, as Vancouver and Seattle are ranked 25th and 26th, respectively in goals scored. I recommend taking the under.
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