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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Seattle Kraken 11/5/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Seattle Kraken (6-4-2) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (4-5-2)
November 5, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -205 / Seattle Kraken +168; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Seattle Kraken and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. The Seattle Kraken look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins look to snap a 6-game losing streak.

The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 5 goals, Andre Burakovsky has 7 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.17 goals per game and are killing 71.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 12 goals on 86 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 21 goals on 196 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.64 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 5 goals, Sidney Crosby has 7 assists, and Rickard Rakell has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.73 goals per game and are killing 71.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 24 goals on 251 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has given up 13 goals on 135 shots.

The Kraken are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Penguins are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in Kraken last 7 games following a win. The under is 2-0-2 in Kraken last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 15-4 in Penguins last 19 overall. The over is 19-6-1 in Penguins last 26 home games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the more talented team on paper, they’re usually great at home, and this losing won’t last forever. I understand giving the Penguins the benefit of the doubt here. However, I’m not laying this much juice with a team that’s lost 6 straight games. Also, as I’ve said before, the Seattle Kraken are showing some bark offensively and have positioned themselves to be worth a look in the underdog role. I’ll take a stab with the road dog, as the Penguins are in rough shape at the moment.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Seattle Kraken +168

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