Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes 4/6/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes 4/6/23
Thu 6th April 2023

The Arizona Coyotes (27-38-13) will be hoping to snap their losing streak when they travel to face the Seattle Kraken (43-26-8) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. Arizona is meeting Seattle for the second successive game, The Kraken defeated the Coyotes 8-1 on Monday. Seven players had two points for Seattle.

Lawson Crouse scored Arizona’s only goal. Philipp Grubauer got the win, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952%).Seattle beat the Canucks 5-2 on Tuesday. Five players found the net for the Kraken. Jordan Eberle scored and provided an assist to lead the team in scoring. Martin Jones only stopped 16 of 18 shots (.888%).


Arizona is averaging 2.73 goals per game for the season, 28th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Kraken team that is allowing 3.10 goals a game (16th). Meanwhile, Seattle has found the net 3.53 times a game on average, fourth in the league, and the Coyotes are allowing opponents to score 3.56 goals per game (24th).

Arizona averages fewer shots/game (25.6) than any other team in the league, though the team’s 10.8% shooting percentage ranks ninth. Seattle has been one of the league’s less successful shot-stopping teams, ranking No. 31 with a team save percentage of .889%.

Power play opportunities ought to be plentiful for the Kraken, as the Coyotes are averaging 4.56 penalties per game, second-most in the NHL. The visitors’ 11.37 penalty minutes a game ranks fifth-highest. The home team has been penalized 3.47 times a game (24th) for an average of 8.38 minutes (18th).

The Kraken’s 19.91% power play percentage ranks 20th in the league, while the Coyotes are 23rd with a conversion rate of 19.47%. When it comes to defending power plays, Seattle has the league’s 22nd-ranked PK% at 76.13%, while Arizona is 26th at 74.92%.


With 82 points this season, Clayton Keller is the top skater for the Coyotes. He has 36 goals and 46 assists in 78 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%.Jared McCann and Vince Dunn lead the Kraken in scoring with 63 points apiece. McCann has 37 goals and 26 assists in 74 games, while Dunn has 13 goals and 50 assists. Eberle has 18 goals and 40 assists. Jones (26-13-3) has the best goals against average for Seattle at 2.97. He has a save percentage of .886%.


Arizona is looking to avoid an eighth successive road defeat this season. Seattle is 18-16-4 at home this season.

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