Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Avalanche vs. Kraken NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Seattle Kraken take the road against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the NHL Playoffs First Round on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 9:30 PM ET on TNT, ROOT Sports NW, TVAS, ALT, and SportsNet. The series is tied at 3-3. The Kraken are underdogs (+185) in this decisive game against the Avalanche (-224).

Avalanche vs. Kraken Odds

  • Favorite: Avalanche (-224)
  • Underdog: Kraken (+185)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

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

Where to Watch Avalanche vs. Kraken

The Avalanche and Kraken will hit the ice at Ball Arena for this matchup on April 30, and if you’d like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

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

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Who Will Win Avalanche vs. Kraken?

Avalanche and Kraken Betting Trends

  • In 45 games this season, Colorado and its opponent have combined for more than 5.5 goals.
  • Seattle has played 51 games this season that finished with more than 5.5 goals.
  • These teams score a combined 6.9 goals per game, 1.4 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these two teams score 5.8 goals per game combined, 0.3 more than this game’s over/under.
  • The Avalanche have been a moneyline favorite 68 times this season, and have finished 43-25 in those games.
  • The Kraken have been listed as an underdog 48 times this season, and won 21, or 43.8%, of those games.

Avalanche Stats & Insights

  • The Avalanche offense’s 274 total goals (3.3 per game) are ranked 10th in the league this year.
  • On defense, the Avalanche are one of the best units in NHL competition, conceding 223 goals to rank ninth.
  • With a +51 goal differential, they’re ranked eighth-best in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche shoot 10.1% as a team, ranked 17th-best in the league.
  • 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.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Avalanche are 6-2-2 (70.0% of possible points).
  • They have totaled 32 goals over that time.
  • On the defensive end, the Avalanche have given up 2.7 goals per game (27 total) over those 10 outings.

Kraken Stats & Insights

  • The Kraken’s 289 total goals (3.5 per game) are the fourth-most in the NHL.
  • The Kraken have given up 3.1 goals per game, 252 total, which ranks 14th among league teams.
  • Their +37 goal differential 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.
  • In their past 10 games, the Kraken are 5-5-0 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 2.9 goals-per-game average (29 total) over that time.
  • On the defensive end, the Kraken have allowed 26 goals (2.6 per game) over those 10 outings.

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.
  • Mikko Rantanen has 105 points (1.3 per game), scoring 55 goals and adding 50 assists.
  • In 62 games, Alexandar Georgiev has a record of 40-16-6. He has conceded 155 goals (2.51 goals against average) and has racked up 1748 saves.

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 top contributor for Seattle, with 64 total points this season. He has scored 14 goals and provided 50 assists in 81 contests.
  • Martin Jones has a record of 27-13-3 in 48 games this season, conceding 131 goals (3.0 goals against average) with 1014 saves and an .886 save percentage, 44th in the league.

Avalanche vs. Kraken Injuries

  • Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: Questionable (Personal Reasons), Josh Manson: Out (Lower Body), Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Andrew Cogliano: Out (Neck), Darren Helm: Out (Undisclosed)
  • 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:

    Pick Em

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Avalanche 4 – Kraken 2

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