Sharks vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/30

Sharks vs Kraken Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/30

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Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Seattle Kraken - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting clash as the Seattle Kraken take on the San Jose Sharks. This detailed preview covers player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 30, 2024, at 8:30 PM.

 

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken, with a record of 21-18-10, look to continue their impressive form against the struggling San Jose Sharks.

Goaltender Matchup:

The Kraken feature Joey Daccord (15 wins, 2.36 GA/G, .920 SV%) and Philipp Grubauer (5 wins, 3.25 GA/G, .884 SV%). The Sharks counter with Mackenzie Blackwood (7 wins, 3.63 GA/G, .896 SV%), Kaapo Kahkonen (6 wins, 3.59 GA/G, .901 SV%), and Magnus Chrona.

 

Game Information

The game is set to take place at SAP Center at San Jose on January 30, 2024, at 8:30 PM. The Kraken are heavily favored with a -215 money line, and the over/under is set at 5.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key scorers to watch include Oliver Bjorkstrand for the Kraken and Tomas Hertl for the Sharks. Bjorkstrand leads with 40 points, including 13 goals and 27 assists. Hertl has accumulated 34 points, comprising 15 goals and 19 assists.

 

Injury Report

Notable injuries include Matty Beniers, Eeli Tolvanen, Jaden Schwartz, and Yanni Gourde for the Kraken, all listed as day-to-day or on injured reserve until January 29. For the Sharks, Tomas Hertl is day-to-day, and Jacob MacDonald is on injured reserve until January 29.

 

Team Stats

Let's delve into the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Seattle Kraken 2.84 2.88 29.0 29.7 396 30 21.9 29 78.5 2 0
San Jose Sharks 2.08 3.92 25.5 35.5 481 20 16.7 44 72.2 2 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken secured a victory against Columbus (1/28) and Chicago (1/24) but suffered an overtime loss to St. Louis (1/26).

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks faced a recent loss against Buffalo (1/27) but secured victories against NYR (1/23) and LA (1/22).

 

Prediction

The Seattle Kraken, being the stronger team and having previously dominated the Sharks 7-1, are expected to continue their dominance. Considering their form and the -1.5 spread, the Kraken are a solid pick, offering potential for a decisive victory.

Pick: Seattle Kraken -1.5

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