Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +140 and the Sharks at -155.
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Boston has a record of 7-7-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-4-2. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 48 goals and given up 56 goals for a point differential of -8. For the season they have an ATS record of 7-11-0 and an over/under record of 9-9-0. San Jose has a record of 10-7-0 including 6-5-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 44 goals and surrendered 38 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 10-7-0 while their over/under record is 4-12-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 7-11-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 9-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 10-7-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 4-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
11/17/17 LW Brad Marchand Undisclosed missed last game, is "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
11/15/17 LW Anders Bjork Undisclosed is OUT Thursday vs. Los Angeles
11/13/17 C David Krejci Upper Body IR (10/19)
11/01/17 RW David Backes Lower Body IR (11/01)
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Fibula IR (10/19)
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Groin IR (10/17)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
11/15/17 C Joe Thornton Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Florida
10/12/17 D Paul Martin Ankle IR (10/07)
Tuukka Rask has 3 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 330 shots against him and he's given up 34 goals. He's made 296 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Brad Marchand has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 8 goals this year with 36 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 21.5 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 10 goals on 52 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the season.
Logan Couture has scored 15 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 10 goals this season with 45 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 8 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 349 shots against him and he's surrendered 26 goals. He's made 323 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Joe Thornton averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 2 goals on 20 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 10 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have allowed 60 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85% this year. That is 5th in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.45% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Bruins has 18 total points this season, ranking 25th in the NHL in offense. They are 27th in the league with 48 goals while they've given up 56 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 64 power play opportunities and scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 12th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 31st with 44 goals scored while they are 31st in the NHL with 38 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.90%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 20 points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 10 power play goals on 66 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks their power play unit 27th. They've allowed 62 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, which is 2nd overall.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've tried 1,059 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,007 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.2% as they have 802 shots while they've given up 764 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the year. That puts them 7th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 584 face-off wins as opposed to 562 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 469 hits and they've blocked 243 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 26th respectively in the NHL. They have 538 face-off wins as opposed to 477 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That is 4th in the league. On defense San Jose has 340 hits and they've blocked 290 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 4th in blocked shots. San Jose is ranked 8th in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've tried 1,033 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 956 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 4th in the NHL at 53.5%, as they have 767 shots while they've given up 666 attempts on defense.
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