Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Colorado Avalanche and Seattle Kraken square off in Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN, SportsNet, SN360, ALT, ROOT Sports NW, and TVAS. The series is tied up at 2-2. The Kraken are underdogs (+168) in this game against the Avalanche (-201).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Avalanche (-201)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+168)
  • Over/under: 6

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

This matchup between the Avalanche and Kraken is set to start on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 9:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Avalanche vs. Kraken

The Avalanche and Kraken will take to the ice at Ball Arena for this matchup on April 26, and if you would like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

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

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Who Will Win Avalanche vs. Kraken?

Avalanche and Kraken Betting Trends

  • Colorado and its opponent have posted more than 6 goals in 45 of 86 games this season.
  • Seattle has combined with its opponent to score more than 6 goals in 51 of 86 games this season.
  • The teams combine to score 6.9 goals per game, 0.9 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams together surrender 5.8 goals per game, 0.2 fewer than this match’s total.
  • The Avalanche have compiled a 42-24 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Kraken have been an underdog in 46 games this season, and won 20 (43.5%).

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 allowed the ninth-fewest goals in league action this season, 223 (2.7 per game).
  • The squad has the league’s eighth-best goal differential at +51 this season.
  • The Avalanche have a 10.1% shooting percentage as a team, ranking 17th in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche’s players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 19.7 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
  • In the past 10 games, the Avalanche are 7-1-2 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 3.6 goals per game (36 total) during that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Avalanche have given up 2.8 goals per game (28 total) in those 10 outings.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken have the league’s fourth-best scoring offense (289 total goals, 3.5 per game).
  • The Kraken have allowed 252 total goals (3.1 per game) to rank 14th.
  • 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 win yet this season.
  • In the past 10 contests, the Kraken have secured 80.0% of the possible points with a 6-4-0 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.4 goals-per-game average (34 total) over that time.
  • Defensively, the Kraken have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Avalanche Key Players to Watch

  • One of Colorado’s most productive offensives player this season is Nathan MacKinnon, who has 111 points (42 goals, 69 assists) and plays an average of 22:19 per game.
  • Through 82 games, Mikko Rantanen has 55 goals and 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

  • Jared McCann is a top offensive contributor for his team with 70 points (0.9 per game). He has scored 40 goals and 30 assists in 79 games (playing 16:20 per game).
  • Vince Dunn is crucial for Seattle’s attack with 64 total points (0.8 per game), including 14 goals and 50 assists through 81 contests.
  • Martin Jones’ record stands at 27-13-3 on the season, allowing 131 goals (3.0 goals against average) and collecting 1014 saves with an .886 save percentage (45th in the league).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Injuries

  • Avalanche: Jack Johnson: Questionable (Lower Body), Valeri Nichushkin: Out (Personal Reasons), Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Darren Helm: Questionable (Undisclosed), Cale Makar: Out (Suspension)
  • Kraken: Andre Burakovsky: Out (Lower Body), Joonas Donskoi: Out (Upper Body), Jared McCann: Out (Undisclosed), John Hayden: Out (Lower Body)

Avalanche vs. Kraken Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Kraken (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Avalanche 4 – Kraken 2

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