Los Angeles Kings at Seattle Kraken - 4/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Seattle Kraken - 4/27/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (26-46-6) vs Los Angeles Kings (43-27-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +164 / Los Angeles Kings -181 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the Los Angeles Kings in Wedensday NHL Action.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-27-10. Through 80 games, the Kings are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 232 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.83 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 26-46-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 78 games, the Kraken have scored 205 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams.On defense, Seattle is the 24th-ranked unit, giving up 3.46 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 5th 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 27th in the NHL.

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Through 80 games, the Los Angeles Kings' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 19 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 53. On the season, he is turning 14.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 80 games, he has come up with 19 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -7 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Jonathan Quick, who is giving up an average of 2.58 goals per game.

Through 70 games, the Seattle Kraken's 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. In his 54 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 34 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 33-44-3. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-23-1. On the season, 46.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. 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 at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-15-2. 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. With an over-under betting line set at 6 goals, look for this to be a lower-scoring game than expected, as both offenses ranked well below the NHL average in scoring. I recommend taking the under.

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