Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +104 and the Wild at -115. The over/under has been set at 5.
San Jose comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 44-29-6 and on the road they have a record of 27-10-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 233 goals and given up 205 goals for a point differential of +28. The Sharks have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-35 and an over/under record of 41-31-7. Minnesota shows up with a record of 38-31-11 including 21-14-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 215 goals and surrendered 201 for a goal differential of +14. The Wild have 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-42 while their over/under record sits at 29-33-18.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 76 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 36 goals this season with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 22 goals on 210 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Martin Jones has 36 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,688 shots against him and has given up 138 goals. He has made 1,550 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Wild. He has 17 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 18 goals on 146 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 32 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,803 shots against him and has given up 147 goals. He has made 1,656 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks have 94 total points this season. They have scored 229 goals while giving up 202 goals. They have had 262 power play opportunities and have scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sharks have allowed 225 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.49% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 87 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 251 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 199 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 212 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.18%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 4,443 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,262 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53% as they have 3,387 attempts while they've given up 3,009 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season. They have 2,402 face off wins compared to 2,315 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense San Jose has 1,639 hits and they've blocked 1,253 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,241 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,472 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.2% as they have 3,187 shots while they've given up 3,288 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.3% as they've compiled 2,520 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,301 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,184 shot attempts and they have 1,369 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 42-35 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 41-31-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 35-42 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 29-33-18 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/22/16 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Lower Body out indefinitely
03/19/16 LW Matthew Nieto Hand out indefinitely
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
04/03/16 D Jared Spurgeon Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs San Jose
04/03/16 C Ryan Carter Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs San Jose
04/03/16 LW Thomas Vanek Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs San Jose
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose
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