Blackhawks vs Kraken Prediction - NHL Picks 4/8/23

Seattle Kraken (44-26-8) vs Chicago Blackhawks (25-47-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken -370 / Chicago Blackhawks +275 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Kraken and Chicago Blackhawks do battle Saturday night in NHL a contest at the Climate Pledge Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Raddysh leads Chicago with 20 goals, Seth Jones has 23 assists and Andreas Athanasiou has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 123 goals on 1,177 shots faced, and Alex Stalock has allowed 66 goals on 747 shots.

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 38 goals, Vince Dunn has 50 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 95 goals on 878 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 128 goals on 1,127 shots.

The Blackhawks are 15-38 in their last 53 road games and 21-51 in their last 72 overall. The Kraken are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The over is 9-4 in Kraken last 13 overall.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been in tank mode pretty much all year, and they're at their worst on the road. The Seattle Kraken are still playing for better seeding, and they're kind of due for a bounce back win at home where they've had hiccups here and there. Cant get behind the Blackhawks. Give me the Kraken and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Seattle Kraken -1.5

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