Kraken vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks 3/22/24

Arizona Coyotes (28-36-5) vs Seattle Kraken (28-27-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes -101 / Seattle Kraken -122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Kraken vs Coyotes betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Friday, March 22nd at the Mullett Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Seattle Kraken recent form and recent player performance

-The Arizona Coyotes recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Kraken and Coyotes.

Kraken Have Tired Legs

The Kraken had a tough game on Friday night against the Vegas Golden Knights and now they have to face off against the Coyotes here. On Monday, the Kraken faced off against the Buffalo Sabres and the defense gave up six goals on the way to the defeat. Three games ago, against the Nashville Predators, they were defeated 4-1. The Kraken are averaging 2.67 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.86 goals per game. Jared MCCann has scored 27 goals and added 26 assists. Jared McCann has scored 27 goals and added 26 assists so far this season. 

Coyotes Blown Out Again

The Coyotes faced off against the Dallas Stars on Thursday, and they were able to secure the 5-2 victory. Connor Ingram was in goal, and he stopped 28 of the 33 shots that he faced. The Coyotes on the season are averaging 2.91 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game. The offense and defense are both ranked 23rd in the NHL. Clayton Keller has scored 28 goals and added 32 assists so far this season. The Coyotes will meet the Stars and Blue Jackets after this one.

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Clayton Keller has scored at least one goal in four of the Coyotes' last five games.
  • Nick Schmaltz has recorded at least one assist in six of the Coyotes' last seven games against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Matias Maccelli has recorded a point in eight of the Coyotes' last nine home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Michael Carcone ranks 1st amongst qualified Central Division players for shooting percentage (20.4%) this season.

Seattle Kraken Player Prop Facts

  • Jared McCann has recorded at least one assist in each of the Kraken's last three games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Jared McCann has scored at least one goal in three of the Kraken's last four games against the Coyotes.
  • Oliver Bjorkstrand has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances after playing less than 20 minutes the previous day.
  • Kailer Yamamoto ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 26th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.32%).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 4th in the league in penalty minutes this season (829).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank 29th in the league for goals per game this season (2.65).
  • The Seattle Kraken rank 31st in the league for Period 2 goals scored per game this season (0.81).

Kraken vs Coyotes Betting Prediction

This game is going to be a game that has all kinds of bad defense involved. The Kraken’s defense is having tired legs, and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. The Coyotes defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game, and they are going to really struggle to defend here. Both teams are going to find offensive success and this game is going to go over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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