Minnesota Wild vs Seattle Kraken 11/3/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds
Seattle Kraken (5-4-2) vs. Seattle Kraken (5-4-2). Minnesota Wild (5-4-1)
November 3, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -244 / Seattle Kraken +190; Plus/minus: +6.5
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The Seattle Kraken and Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.
The Seattle Kraken will look to build on their back-to-back wins after a 5-4 win over Calgary in their last game. Jaden Schwartz leads the Kraken in scoring with 10 points on a game high 5 goals and 5 assists while Matty Beniers and Andre Burakovsky each have 9 points with Beniers scoring 5 goals with 4 assists while Burakovsky has 3 goals and 6 assists . Jordan Eberle and Jared McCann each have 8 goals with Eberle recording 7 assists while McCann has 5 goals of his own along with 3 assists. Vince Dunn also has 7 points with 6 assists. Martin Jones has gone 4-3-1 with a 3.09 GAA and .879 save percentage, while Philipp Grubauer is 0-1-1 with a 3.77 GAA and save percentage .860 in goal for Seattle this season.
The Minnesota Wild will look to build on their winning streak after a 4-1 win over Montreal last time out. Kirill Kaprizov has a team-high 13 points with 8 goals and 5 assists, while Mats Zuccarello has 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists. Matt Boldy has 10 points with 6 goals and 4 assists and Joel Eriksson Ek has 9 points with 4 goals and 5 assists. Calen Addison also has 7 assists this season. Marc-Andre Fleury is 5-1-1 with a 3.33 GAA and .894 save percentage, while Filip Gustavsson is 0-3 with a 3.93 GAA and . 878 this season.
Seattle is 7-17 in their last 24 road games and 6-20 in their last 26 games following a win while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 Western Conference games. Minnesota is 54-21 in their last 75 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Pacific Division.
I understand the case for Seattle, as the Kraken have some level of momentum after their rally to beat Calgary in their last game. However, the Kraken still have a ways to go to prove to me that they can be relied upon to win games on the road, especially against a Minnesota team that has started to pick up its game and has historically had one of the best home environments difficult in the NHL for a couple of years. I think Minnesota keeps the streak going with another win here, so give me the Wild on this one.
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