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Seattle Kraken vs Calgary Flames 12/28/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Flames (16-13-7) vs. Seattle Kraken (18-10-4)
December 28, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken -111 / Calgary Flames -111; Over/Under: +6
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The Calgary Flames and the Seattle Kraken meet in NHL action from the Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday night.

The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Edmonton in their last game. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 32 points including 11 goals and 21 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 28 points with 14 goals and 14 assists and Jonathan Huberdeau has 24 points with 18 assists. Nazem Kadri also has 26 points split between 13 goals and 13 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 11-8-4 with a 2.94 GAA and an .894 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 5-4-3 with a 2.90 GAA and a .903 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.

The Seattle Kraken will hope to bounce back from a 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver in their last game. Andre Burakovsky leads Seattle in scoring with 28 points including a team-high 18 assists while Jordan Eberle has 25 points with 8 goals and 17 assists and Matty Beniers has 25 points with 11 goals and 14 assists. Jared McCann also has a team-high 16 goals this season for Seattle. Martin Jones has gone 14-5-3 with a 2.99 GAA and an .888 save percentage while Philipp Grubauer is 3-5-1 with a 3.30 GAA and an .882 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season.

Calgary is 10-2 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games played on no rest while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Seattle is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Western Conference and 6-1 in their last 7 division games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference.

I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m leaning towards the over in this one. Both teams have been trending towards higher-scoring games recently and I also don’t trust the goaltending on either side as far as I can throw it as both goaltending groups are capable of giving up 5+ on any given night. I think we got another high-scoring affair here in a 4-3 kind of game at the very least so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6

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