Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Apr 22, 2022, 6:15:18 AM
Credit: photo by Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Kraken money line||+240|
|Kraken spread||+1.5 (-105)|
|Wild money line||-290|
|Wild spread||-1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Seattle Kraken||Minnesota Wild|
|Road / home record||11-23-3||28-7-2|
|Goals per game||2.59||3.69|
|Goals allowed per game||3.43||3.06|
|Shots per game||28.8||32.5|
|Shots allowed per game||28.9||31.6|
|Over / under record||40-30-6||44-30-3|
The Seattle Kraken hit the road and will visit the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. This is the third time these teams face off this season and they're tied 1-1. The Wild have already clinched the playoff berth while the Kraken are eliminated.
The Kraken have won their last 3 games and are 11-24 on the road this season. They have a 26-44-6 record overall ranking 8th in the Pacific. The Kraken are 13-31 against opponents in the Western Conference. Seattle is the last-ranked team in the Western Conference averaging just 4.4 assists per game. Vince Dunn leads the team with 27 total assists.
Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 26 goals and has 44 points. Dunn has seven assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
In their last 10 games the Kraken are 5-5, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
The Wild have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 28-9 at home this season with a 49-21-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild are 26-16-3 in Western Conference games. Minnesota is third in the Western Conference averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Kirill Kaprizov with 43.
Kaprizov has 94 total points for the Wild, 43 goals and 51 assists. Kevin Fiala has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
In their last 10 games the Wild are 7-3, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .912 save percentage
Seattle are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Seattle are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
Minnesota are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Minnesota are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Strangely the Kraken have won 3 games in a row including yesterday's win against the Avalanche. However the Wild are the better team and they're at home where they win the 75% of the time. Minnesota should win this game to keep a good position in the standing.
PICK: Wild -1.5 (-115)
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