Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken: NHL Preview and Prediction, 03/02/23

Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken: NHL Preview and Prediction, 03/02/23

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Kraken money line -110
Kraken spread -1.5 (+225)
Red Wings money line +100
Red Wings spread +1.5 (-265)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Seattle Kraken Detroit Red Wings
Record 33-21-6 28-24-8
Home / road record 18-9-3 15-12-3
Streak W1 L3
Goals per game 3.47 3.05
Goals allowed per game 3.15 3.22
Shots per game 31.5 34.7
Shots allowed per game 30.5 26.2
PP % 20.6% 18.10%
PK % 18.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 27-31-2 28-30-2
 

Preview

The Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Seattle Kraken in a thrilling NHL game on March 2, 2023, at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the Kraken already beating the Red Wings in the first game. Both teams have shown a good performance this season, and they are eager to get another win on the board. In this article, we will provide an extended preview of both teams and make a final prediction.

 

Seattle Kraken

The Seattle Kraken is a relatively new team in the NHL, as they joined the league in the 2021-2022 season. However, they have made an impressive start to their journey in the NHL, finishing third in the Pacific Division last season. This season, they have continued their good form and are currently third in the Pacific Division, with a record of 33-21-6. They have been particularly impressive on the road, with a record of 18-9-3, which is the second-best away record in the NHL.

The Kraken have a balanced team, with both their offense and defense performing well this season. Jordan Eberle has been their top performer this season, with 47 points (13 goals and 34 assists) in 58 games. Jared McCann has been their top goal scorer, with 27 goals in 56 games. On the defensive end, Vince Dunn has been their standout performer, with 20 points (8 goals and 12 assists) in 58 games.

In goal, the Kraken have two reliable options in Philipp Grubauer and Martin Jones. Grubauer has a record of 8-11-3, with a goals against average (GAA) of 3.10 and a save percentage (SV%) of .893. Jones has been their top performer in goal, with a record of 24-10-3, a GAA of 2.93, and an SV% of .892.

The Kraken's recent form has been mixed, with two wins and two losses in their last four games. However, they will be coming into this game on the back of a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.

 

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have had a slightly more turbulent season than the Kraken, as they are currently seventh in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 28-24-8. However, they have shown some good performances this season, particularly at home, where they have a record of 15-12-3.

Offensively, the Red Wings have been led by Dylan Larkin, who has 57 points (22 goals and 35 assists) in 60 games this season. Tyler Bertuzzi has been their top goal scorer, with 21 goals in 50 games. On the defensive end, Filip Hronek has been their standout performer, with 30 points (9 goals and 21 assists) in 60 games.

In goal, the Red Wings have relied on the duo of Victor Husso and Magnus Hellberg. Husso has been their top performer, with a record of 23-15-5, a GAA of 2.91, and an SV% of .904. Hellberg has played fewer games, with a record of 4-5-1, a GAA of 2.90, and an SV% of .900.

The Red Wings' recent form has been poor, with three losses in their last four games. They will be looking to bounce back in this game, particularly as they lost to the Kraken in the first meeting between the two

INJURIES: Red Wings: Filip Hronek: day to day (upper-body), Jordan Oesterle: out (undisclosed), Michael Rasmussen: out (lower body), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles).

Overall, the Red Wings are in good form and will be looking to continue their strong play against the Kraken. While they will need to be particularly strong on the penalty kill and in the absence of key players, the team's recent success and defensive solidity should give them confidence going into the game. If Perron and Larkin can continue their strong play and the team's defensive unit can keep the Kraken at bay, the Red Wings have a good chance of coming away with a victory.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Seattle are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Seattle are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played on a Thursday.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games.

Detroit are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home.

Detroit are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

 

Prediction

The Kraken have a better overall record than the Detroit Red Wings, and they also beat them in the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Kraken also have a better away record than the Red Wings, which will give them an advantage in this game.

The Kraken have a balanced team, with both their offense and defense performing well this season. They have a reliable goaltender in Martin Jones, who has been their top performer in goal this season. The Red Wings, on the other hand, have struggled for consistency this season, and their recent form has been poor. They will need to improve their performance if they want to get a win in this game.

In conclusion, the Seattle Kraken are likely to win this game against the Detroit Red Wings. They have a better overall record, a better away record, and a more balanced team than the Red Wings. However, as with any game, anything can happen, and the Red Wings will be looking to cause an upset in this game.

 

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