Seattle Kraken vs Colorado Avalanche 4/20/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 14 of their last 17 games. The Seattle Kraken look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 36 goals, Nazem Kadri has 57 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 277 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 122 goals on 1,615 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has allowed 45 goals on 558 shots.

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 26 goals, Vince Dunn has 26 assists, and Jordan Eberle has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 152 goals on 1,390 shots faced, and Chris Driedger has allowed 66 goals on 640 shots.

The Avalanche are 19-7 in their last 26 road games and 43-12 in their last 55 overall. The Kraken are 8-18 in their last 26 home games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The under is 11-5 in Avalanche last 16 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Kraken last 5 games as an underdog.

We don’t need to keep going over what the Colorado Avalanche have done this season, as they’re one of the more balanced teams in the league, and they don’t lose often as favorites. The Seattle Kraken have shown signs of life recently, but the defense is still questionable at best, and none of the recent teams they’ve beaten are in the same zip code as the Avs. Beating the Senators, Devils and Blackhawks moves the needle only so much. Give me the Avalanche and the PL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green