Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken meet in Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on TBS, SN360, TVAS, ROOT Sports NW, and ALT. The series is tied 1-1. The Kraken have +128 odds on the moneyline against the favored Avalanche (-151).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Avalanche (-151)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+128)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Avalanche vs. Kraken and when does it start?

This matchup between the Avalanche and Kraken will begin on Saturday, April 22, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 10:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Avalanche vs. Kraken

The Avalanche and Kraken will take to the ice at Climate Pledge Arena for this matchup on April 22, and if you want to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, SN360, TVAS, ROOT Sports NW, and ALT.

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Who Will Win Avalanche vs. Kraken?

Avalanche and Kraken Betting Trends

  • Colorado’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 44 times.
  • Seattle has played 50 games this season that ended with more than 5.5 goals.
  • The two teams combine to score 6.9 goals per game, 1.4 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams concede 5.8 goals per game combined, 0.3 more than this match’s total.
  • The Avalanche have gone 41-23 when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Kraken have been an underdog in 44 games this season, and won 19 (43.2%).

Avalanche Stats & Insights

  • The Avalanche offense’s 274 total goals (3.3 per game) are ranked 10th in the league this year.
  • The Avalanche have given up the ninth-fewest goals in league action this season, 223 (2.7 per game).
  • The team has the league’s eighth-best goal differential at +51 this season.
  • The Avalanche shoot 10.1% as a team, ranked 17th-best in the league.
  • The Avalanche average 19.7 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Avalanche are 8-1-1 (85.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 37 goals over that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Avalanche have allowed 26 goals (2.6 per game) in those 10 outings.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken have scored the fourth-most goals (289 goals, 3.5 per game) in the league.
  • The Kraken’s 252 total goals conceded (3.1 per game) rank 14th in the NHL.
  • They have a +37 goal differential, which is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Kraken are shooting 11.6% (second in the league).
  • The Kraken have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • Over the last 10 contests, the Kraken are 6-4-0 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 3.6 goals-per-game average (36 total) during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Kraken have given up 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Avalanche Key Players to Watch

  • One of Colorado’s top offensives player this season is Nathan MacKinnon, who has 111 points (42 goals, 69 assists) and plays an average of 22:19 per game.
  • Mikko Rantanen has 105 points (1.3 per game), scoring 55 goals and adding 50 assists.
  • Alexandar Georgiev has a record of 40-16-6. He has conceded 155 goals (2.5 goals against average) and recorded 1748 saves with a .918 save percentage (ninth-best in the league).

Kraken Key Players to Watch

  • Seattle’s Jared McCann has recorded 30 assists and 40 goals in 79 games, good for 70 points.
  • Vince Dunn is a key contributor for Seattle, with 64 total points this season. He has netted 14 goals and provided 50 assists in 81 games.
  • Martin Jones’ record stands at 27-13-3 on the season, allowing 131 goals (3.0 goals against average) and amassing 1014 saves with an .886 save percentage (46th in the league).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Injuries

  • Avalanche: Lars Eller: Questionable (Undisclosed), Jack Johnson: Out (Lower Body), Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Andrew Cogliano: Questionable (Upper Body)
  • Kraken: Andre Burakovsky: Out (Lower Body), Joonas Donskoi: Out (Upper Body), John Hayden: Out (Lower Body)

Avalanche vs. Kraken Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Kraken (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Kraken 4 – Avalanche 3

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