Wild vs. Kraken Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/22/2022
The Minnesota Wild (48-21-7) will host the Seattle Kraken (26-44-6) on Friday at 8:00 PM ET, in a matchup featuring two squads at opposite ends of the Western Conference. The Kraken are heavy underdogs away from home, at +232, and the Wild are -286. Find more below on the Wild vs. Kraken betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Wild vs. Kraken Spread and Betting Line
Wild vs Kraken Betting Information
Wild vs. Kraken Game Info
- Game Day: Friday, April 22, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Arena: Xcel Energy Center
Computer Predictions for Wild vs. Kraken
Computer picks for Wild vs Kraken
Wild 5 Kraken 2
Wild vs. Kraken Betting Trends
Minnesota has won 39 of the 55 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
In six games with shorter than -286 moneyline odds this season, the Wild have won five.
Looking at the moneyline odds, Minnesota has a 74.1% chance of winning this contest.
Minnesota Wild Leaders
Kirill Kaprizov is currently one of Minnesota’s top contributors (94 total points), having put up 43 goals and 51 assists.
Through 69 games, Mats Zuccarello has 22 goals and 53 assists.
Kevin Fiala’s season total of 74 points has come from 30 goals and 44 assists.
Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 25-22-5. He has allowed 147 goals (2.90 goals against average) and recorded 1479 saves.
Minnesota Wild Season Stats
The Wild offense’s 278 total goals (3.7 per game) are ranked fifth in the league this year.
The Wild are ranked 16th in total goals against, giving up 3.0 goals per game (231 total) in league action.
The team has the league’s seventh-best goal differential at +47 this season.
The Wild have recorded 46 power-play goals on 230 power-play chances this season, ranking 16th in the NHL.
The Wild are ranked 18th in the league with a 20.0% power-play conversion rate this season.
The Wild’s offense has capitalized with two shorthanded goals this season (29th among all teams).
The Wild rank 23rd in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 76.1%.
With a 47.2% faceoff win rate, the Wild have the 29th-ranked rate in the NHL.
The Wild shoot 11.3% as a team, ranked second-best in the league.
The Wild average 22.5 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
Kraken vs. Wild Betting Trends
The Kraken have been the underdog 59 times this season, and upset their opponent in 17, or 28.8%, of those games.
Seattle has seven games this season playing as the underdog by +232 or longer, and is 2-5 in those contests.
The win probability for the Kraken, implied from the moneyline, is 30.1%.
Seattle Kraken Leaders
Jared McCann is a top offensive contributor for his club with 45 points (0.7 per game). He has totaled 26 goals and 19 assists in 68 games (playing 16:10 per game).
Yanni Gourde’s 44 points this season, including 18 goals and 26 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Seattle.
Jordan Eberle has 19 goals and 22 assists, for a season point total of 41.
Philipp Grubauer has a record of 18-29-5 in 53 games this season, conceding 154 goals (3.1 goals against average) with 1261 saves and an .891 save percentage, 48th in the league.
Seattle Kraken Season Stats
The Kraken’s 197 total goals (2.6 per game) rank 29th in the NHL.
The Kraken have conceded 3.4 goals per game, 261 total, which ranks 24th among league teams.
Their 27th-ranked goal differential is -64.
The Kraken have scored 29 power-play goals this season (30th in the NHL) on 202 power-play chances.
The Kraken have a 14.4% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 29 percentage.
The Kraken have scored eight shorthanded goals this season (eighth in the league).
The Kraken’s 25th-ranked penalty kill rate is 75.6%.
The Kraken have the 26th-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (47.8%).
The Kraken are shooting 9.0% (26th in the league).
The Kraken have not had a shutout win yet this season.
Wild and Kraken Injury Report
Wild: Tyson Jost: Day To Day (Lower Body), Jordan Greenway: Day To Day (Upper-body), Alex Goligoski: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Marcus Foligno: Out (COVID-19), Matt Dumba: Day To Day (Upper Body)
Kraken: Jaden Schwartz: Day To Day (Upper Body), Haydn Fleury: Day To Day (Upper Body), Brandon Tanev: Out For Season (Knee)
After taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is Wild on the moneyline at -286 and against the spread (-1.5). Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 6 goals.
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