San Jose Sharks at Seattle Kraken - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Seattle Kraken - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (26-48-6) vs San Jose Sharks (32-36-12)

Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -123 / San Jose Sharks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the San Jose Sharks in Friday NHL Action

The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 32-36-12. Through 80 games, the Sharks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 210 times, good for a rank of 29th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 21st-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.16 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 8th 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 San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 26-48-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 80 games, the Kraken have scored 210 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 24th-ranked unit, giving up 3.5 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 28th in the NHL.

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Through 75 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 76 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.0%. So far, 34.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 34 assists to go along with his 30 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -9.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 72 games, the Seattle Kraken's goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 49 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, with a shooting percentage of 14.0%. So far, 30.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Yanni Gourde, who has 27 assists to go along with his 20 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -14 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.16 goals per game. In his 55 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 33 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 33-46-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 17-22. On the season, 45.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Seattle's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 45-31-4. So far, taking the over when the Kraken are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 23-15-2. 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. Given that both Seattle and San Jose are near the bottom of the league in runs scored, this line sits at just 5.5 goals. Look for the Kraken and Sharks to still fall below this line.

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