Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes 4/3/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes 4/3/23
Mon 3rd April 2023

The Arizona Coyotes (27-37-13) will be out to end their losing streak when they travel to take on the Seattle Kraken (41-26-8) at Climate Pledge Arena on Monday. Arizona is coming off a high-scoring 7-2 loss against the Sharks on Saturday, their seventh consecutive defeat.

The Coyotes committed seven penalties in the game, conceding three power play goals. J.J. Moser and Milos Kelemen each scored once for the Coyotes.

Ivan Prosvetov only had 24 saves on 31 shots against (.774%) in the loss. Seattle fell 3-1 to the Kings on Saturday. Oliver Bjorkstrand was the only player to score for the Kraken. Martin Jones saved only 16 of 18 shots against (.888%) in the loss.


The Coyotes won two of the three games between the teams last season, although the Kraken were 4-2 victors in their final meeting in March.

Carson Soucy (2G 0A) and Morgan Geekie (1G 1A) each had two points to lead Seattle. Nick Schmaltz and Nick Ritchie were on the scoresheet for Arizona. Philipp Grubauer got the win, saving 24 of 26 shots (.923%).


Arizona is averaging 2.75 goals per game for the season, 28th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Kraken team that is allowing 3.15 goals a game (17th).

Meanwhile, Seattle has found the net 3.45 times a game on average, sixth in the league, and the Coyotes are allowing opponents to score 3.51 goals per game (24th).

Arizona averages fewer shots/game (25.7) than any other team in the league, though the team’s 10.9% shooting percentage ranks seventh. Seattle has been one of the league’s least successful shot-stopping teams, ranking No. 31 with a team save percentage of .888%.

Expect multiple power play opportunities for the Kraken, as the Coyotes are averaging 4.49 penalties per game, third-most in the NHL. The visitors’ 10.88 penalty minutes a game ranks sixth-highest.

The home team has been penalized 3.41 times a game (5th-fewest in the league) for an average of 7.99 minutes (9th-fewest). The Coyotes’ 19.73% power play percentage ranks 22nd in the league, while the Kraken are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.53%. In terms of penalty killing, Seattle has the league’s 24th-ranked PK% at 75.23%, while Arizona is 26th at 75.00%.


With 82 points this season, Clayton Keller is the top skater for the Coyotes. He has 36 goals and 46 assists in 77 games. In the net, Connor Ingram (6-13-8) is Arizona’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.36 GAA and a .907% save percentage. Karel Vejmelka (18-23-5) leads the Coyotes in games played in goal.

He has a GAA of 3.38 and a save percentage of .901%.Vince Dunn and Jared McCann lead the Kraken in scoring with 61 and 60 points, respectively.

Dunn has 13 goals and 48 assists in 75 games, while McCann has 35 goals and 25 assists in 72 games. Jones (25-13-3) has the best goals against average for Seattle at 2.99. He has a save percentage of .886%.


Arizona has lost six in a row away from Mullett Arena this season. Seattle is 17-16-4 at home this season.

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Seattle Kraken -1.5 (-125)

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