San Jose Sharks at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at +117 and the Devils at -129.
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San Jose has a record of 2-3-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 0-0-0. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 13 goals and surrendered 16 goals for a point differential of -3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-3-0 and an over/under record of 2-2-0. New Jersey has a record of 5-1-0 including 2-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 26 goals and have given up 17 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 5-1-0 while their over/under mark is 4-2-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 5-1-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
10/15/17 C Rourke Chartier Concussion IR (10/03)
10/12/17 D Paul Martin Ankle IR (10/07)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Logan Couture has scored 5 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 3 goals this season with 15 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Kevin Labanc averages 15.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 38% by tallying 3 goals on 8 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the year. Martin Jones has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 114 shots against him and he's surrendered 12 goals. He's made 102 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Marcus Johansson has 4 total points this season for the Devils. He has 2 goals this year with 5 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 40%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 15 minutes played per contest. Taylor Hall averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 1 goal on 21 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Devils. He has 181 shots against him and he's given up 15 goals. He's made 166 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 4 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 13 goals while giving up 16 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 24th respectively. They have had 21 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 29%. That is 4th in the league. The Sharks have given up 23 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.02% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 5th in the league with a total of 10 points this season. They have 8 power play goals on 26 chances for a percentage of 31%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 31 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Devils are 4th with a total of 26 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals this season, ranking 21st in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 14.69%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've tried 321 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 282 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 54.4% as they have 234 shots while they've given up 196 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 20th and 12th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 162 face-off wins as opposed to 140 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.6%. That is 4th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 102 hits and they've blocked 86 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 17th in the league.
The Devils are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 45.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 54.6% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 189 face-off wins compared to 189 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 19th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 132 hits and they have blocked 82 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. New Jersey is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46% as they've attempted 321 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 377 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.8% ranks 25th as they have 260 attempts while they have given up 295 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +117
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +117
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