Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken 4-28-2023

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


West 1st Round – Game 6, SEA leads series 3-2


The 2023 Stanley Cup betting action goes on Friday, April 28, with the Colorado Avalanche facing off against the Seattle Kraken in Game 6 of the Western Conference first-round series, and the puck drop is set for 10:00 PM ET.  


Seattle is one win away from the conference semifinals. The Kraken open as +130 home underdogs with a total of 5.5 goals, while the Avalanche are listed as -144 Moneyline favorites.


After a 6-4 victory in Game 3 at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, the Colorado Avalanche have recorded two straight 3-2 defeats. Back in Game 4, the Avs erased a two-goal deficit just to see Seattle score in overtime.


Nathan MacKinnon and Evan Rodrigues scored for Colorado, but the Avs couldn’t overcome a 3-1 deficit in the third period. 


In each of their previous three losses to Seattle, Colorado has allowed exactly three goals. Hereof, the Avalanche desperately need more from their offense which hasn’t hit a 30-shot mark in the last two outings.


In that 6-4 win in Game 3, the Avs outshot the Kraken 34-29. The Avs were scoring 3.34 goals per game this past regular season (tied-10th in the NHL) while boasting the sixth-best power-play percentage (24.5%).


They were yielding just 2.72 goals in return (9th). Alexandar Georgiev posted a 3.03 GAA and a .906 save percentage. He was 40-16-6 with a 2.53 GAA and .919 SV% last regular season.


  • The Colorado Avalanche is 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches with the Seattle Kraken.
  • The Avalanche is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
  • Colorado is 14-5 SU in their last 19 games with an opponent in the Western Conference. 

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Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken Predictions 4/28/2023


The Seattle Kraken has been on fire for the last two games, dominating the Avalanche with their offense and defense. In Game 3, they outshot the Avalanche 43-22 and scored twice on the power play.


Last Wednesday, they continued their impressive performance, holding the Avalanche to just 28 shots while taking 29 in return. Three players scored for the Kraken, and six players contributed an assist each. 


Yanni Gourde, who scored a crucial goal early in the third period to put his team up 3-1, acknowledged that while they’re in a good position, the fourth win is always the toughest.


During the regular season, the Kraken ranked fifth in the league in goals scored (3.52 per game) and 15th in goals against (3.07).


Philipp Grubauer, the 31-year-old netminder, went 17-14-4 with a 2.85 GAA and .895 save percentage. In the postseason, he has a 2.61 GAA and .918 SV%.


Justin Schultz has been a key contributor with four assists and one goal over the previous five games while Jaden Schwartz has added three assists and a couple of goals.


  • The total stayed UNDER in 8 of Seattle’s last 9 outings with Colorado.
  • The Seattle Kraken is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games with a team from the West.

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken. The NHL pick for this game is the Colorado Rockies. This will be a close matchup between these evenly-matched squads.


The Kraken and Avalanche have similar records over their last 10 games head entering this game with an even split at 3-2-1 We are leaning toward the Kraken to win and close out this series.


The Kraken are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Prediction: The Seattle Kraken win covers the spread and the total goes over 3-2.


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Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA


Date: Friday, April 28, 2023


TV: Alti


NHL Odds: Colorado Rockies -160


NHL Totals: 6.0


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