Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 6: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday, April 28 showcases the Colorado Avalanche and the Seattle Kraken playing at 10:00 PM ET on ALT, ROOT Sports NW, TNT, and SportsNet. The Kraken are up 3-2 in the series. Oddsmakers favor the Avalanche in this decisive matchup, assigning them -152 moneyline odds against the Kraken (+129).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Avalanche (-152)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+129)
  • Over/under: 6

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

This contest between the Avalanche and Kraken will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023. Expect to see 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 28, and if you would like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ALT, ROOT Sports NW, TNT, and SportsNet.

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Who Will Win Avalanche vs. Kraken?

Avalanche and Kraken Betting Trends

  • Colorado and its opponent have combined to score more than 6 goals in 45 of 87 games this season.
  • Seattle has combined with its opponent to score over 6 goals in 51 of 87 games this season.
  • These two teams score 6.9 goals per game combined, 0.9 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams allow 5.8 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Avalanche have been favored on the moneyline 67 times this season, and have finished 42-25 in those games.
  • This season the Kraken have won 21 of the 47 games, or 44.7%, in which they’ve been an underdog.

Avalanche Stats & Insights

  • The Avalanche offense’s 274 total goals (3.3 per game) are ranked 10th in the NHL this year.
  • On defense, the Avalanche have been one of the best units in league competition, allowing 223 goals to rank ninth.
  • The team’s goal differential is eighth-best in the league at +51.
  • The Avalanche have a 10.1% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking 17th in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche average 19.7 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Avalanche have claimed 70.0% of the possible points with a 6-2-2 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.2 goals-per-game average (32 total) during that time.
  • On the defensive end, the Avalanche have given up 2.9 goals per game (29 total) over those 10 matchups.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken have scored the fourth-most goals (289 goals, 3.5 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Kraken have allowed 252 total goals (3.1 per game) to rank 14th.
  • Their 10th-best goal differential is +37.
  • The 11.6% shooting percentage the Kraken have amassed ranks second in the league.
  • The Kraken have not had a shutout victory yet this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Kraken have secured 80.0% of the possible points with a 6-4-0 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.2 goals-per-game average (32 total) over that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Kraken have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Avalanche Key Players to Watch

  • Nathan MacKinnon is currently one of Colorado’s leading contributors (111 total points), having put up 42 goals and 69 assists.
  • Mikko Rantanen is another leading option for Colorado with 105 points (1.3 per game), scoring 55 goals and adding 50 assists.
  • Alexandar Georgiev (40-16-6) has a 2.5 goals against average and a .918 save percentage (ninth-best in the league).

Kraken Key Players to Watch

  • Seattle’s Jared McCann has totaled 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, giving up 131 goals (3.0 goals against average) and collecting 1014 saves with an .886 save percentage (44th in the league).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Injuries

  • Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: Out (Personal Reasons), Josh Manson: Out (Lower Body), Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Darren Helm: Questionable (Undisclosed)
  • Kraken: Andre Burakovsky: Out (Lower Body), Joonas Donskoi: Out (Upper Body), Jared McCann: Doubtful (Undisclosed), John Hayden: Out (Lower Body)

Avalanche vs. Kraken Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Kraken (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Kraken 4 – Avalanche 3

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