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Detroit Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken 2/18/2023 Betting Tips, Odds and Picks

Detroit Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken 2/18/2023 Betting Tips, Odds and Picks

In Saturday’s NHL action, the Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena, WA, at 10:30 PM ET. The Red Wings’ goal-scoring has been average this season, ranking 19th in the league with 3.11 goals per game. Their power play has been decent, converting 21.3% of the time when they have the man advantage, despite averaging only 29.1 shots per game. Dylan Larkin leads the team in goals, assists, and points with 21 goals, 34 assists, and 55 points, respectively. Filip Hronek is second in assists and points with 28 and 36, respectively, while Dominik Kubalik has produced 16 goals. Detroit has scored 41 power play goals in 54 games played.

Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing an average of 3.19 goals per game, ranking 19th in the league. They allow an average of 31.0 shots per game, which is 13th in the NHL. Their penalty kill unit has been successful 77.4% of the time, which is 18th in the league. Ville Husso has been the main goaltender for Detroit, with a record of 21-12-5, a 2.91 goals-against average, a.905 save percentage, and three shutouts in 39 games played, compared to the combined 18 games played by the other two goalies.

  • The Detroit Red Wings are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games with an opponent in the West.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
  • The total hung OVER in 14 of Detroit’s last 16 games played in February. 

Detroit Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken 2/18/2023 Betting Tips, Odds and Picks

The Seattle Kraken, who rank fifth in the NHL in goal scoring with an average of 3.51 goals per game, will face off against the Detroit Red Wings at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 10:30 PM ET. While Seattle’s offense is highly effective, they only take an average of 29.9 shots per game, which is ranked 23rd in the league. Their power play, which only scores 19.7% of the time they have the man advantage, ranks 23rd in the NHL. The Kraken’s top scorer, Jared McCann, has netted 26 goals, while Matty Beniers has scored 18 goals. Jordan Eberle leads the team in assists (31) and points (42), with Vince Dunn contributing 31 assists and 40 points. In 55 games, the Kraken have scored 33 power-play goals.

Seattle is surrendering an average of 3.07 goals per game, which ranks 18th in the NHL, but they are only conceding 28.1 shots per game, which is the third-best in the league. However, their penalty kill team ranks second-lowest in the league, succeeding only 71.4% of the time when shorthanded. Martin Jones has played in 37 games as a goalie and has a record of 23-9-3, with a 2.92 goals-against average, a .892 save percentage, and three shutouts. Philipp Grubauer has played in 21 matches and has a record of 7-9-3, with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.

  • Seattle is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Kraken is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 home games played on a Saturday.

Detroit Red Wings vs Seattle Kraken. The NHL pick for this game is the Seattle Kraken. Seattle is currently ranked fourth in the Western Conference, with a total of 68 points, just three points behind the Dallas Stars in first place. The Kraken’s home record stands at 14-10-3. On the other hand, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves outside of playoff contention, currently ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference. When playing their third match of a three-in-four series, the Red Wings have lost 53 of their last 79 games, and they have only won 36 of their last 127 away matches.

Seattle’s offensive prowess, averaging 3.51 goals per game, will prove to be a difficult challenge for the Detroit defense that allows an average of 3.19 goals per game. Moreover, Detroit is currently playing its fourth consecutive game away from home. As a result, it is expected that the Seattle Kraken will win the game, with a predicted score of 4-2.

NHL Starting Time: 10:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Climate Pledge Arena, WA

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023


NHL Odds: Detroit Red Wings +153

NHL Totals: 6.5

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