Edmonton Oilers vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 12/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-109) Kraken (-112)
Climate Pledge Arena is where the Seattle Kraken (18-11-4) will compete against the Edmonton Oilers (19-15-2) on Friday. The odds in this game have Edmonton at -109 and Seattle at -112. Over/under is 6.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the right side of the table with a 2-1 win against the Flames last time on the ice. Edmonton accumulated 2 minutes in the box in this outing. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. The Oilers could have played much better offensively in the win. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 22 shots they hit on net.
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When playing evenly, the Oilers have given up 86 goals while allowing 86. Edmonton Oilers opponents have won 131 power play attempts (6th in the league) and have scored 36 of those attempts . In regards to their scoring ability, the Edmonton Oilers have scored 128 goals (3rd in the NHL) on the year and surrendered 122. Edmonton has taken 1,153 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.1%. For the season, they have a total of 40 points and their hitting percentage sits at .556. The Oilers have had 1,185 shots against them and a .897 save percentage. Edmonton has 130 power play opportunities and they have scored 42 of those attempts, giving them a 32.31% percentage.
The player between the pipes for this game is Stuart Skinner. In his professional hockey career, Skinner has 19 quality starts and his quality start rate is .559. His save percentage stands at .913 in his 2,094 minutes between the pipes. Skinner has seen 1,128 shots against him and recorded 1,030 total saves. The opposition has scored 98 goals against Skinner in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.81. He went 18-15-1 and was named the starter in 34 games. Skinner has been in net for 36 games during his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Seattle faced the Flames in an outing where the Kraken ended up losing by a final 3-2. The Krakens won 2 goals from 31 shots on goal. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this match, but couldn’t score.
Seattle has taken 981 shots (28th in pro hockey) and is shooting 11.72% while allowing 928 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 69.16% in their opponents 107 power play opportunities and their save percentage currently stands at 88.6%. They have won 100 power play opportunities and have a power play rate of 21.00%. The Krakens have scored 94 even-strength goals and 21 goals (26th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 106 goals on 73 even-strength goals and 33 shutouts while having fewer men on the ice. For the season, the Seattle Kraken are sitting with 115 goals, 40 points, in addition to a .606 fielding percentage.
For the opposition you will likely see Martin Jones in net. He has tallied 10,418 stops out of 11,494 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .906. Jones has amassed a lifetime mark of 212-155-35 and has appeared in 419 games. He was named the starter in 408 games and his ice time is 23,977 minutes. Jones’ quality start percentage is 52.0% and he has accumulated 212 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has scored 1076 goals in total.
Who will win tonight’s NHL game vs. the spread or the moneyline?
Pundit Parlays Pick: Take Seattle (-112) and under 6 goals
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