San Jose Sharks at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks head to Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -145 and the Islanders at +131.
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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 York has a record of 3-3-1 including 1-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 19 goals and have given up 21 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 3-4-0 while their over/under mark is 2-5-0.
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 York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 3-4-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 2-5-0 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 York Islanders 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%.
Jordan Eberle has 4 total points this season for the Islanders. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. John Tavares averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 2 goals on 22 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Thomas Greiss has 1 win and 1 loss this season in net for the Islanders. He has 102 shots against him and he's given up 8 goals. He's made 94 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 4 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 13 goals while giving up 16 scores, which has them ranked 29th and 27th respectively. They have had 21 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 29%. That is 5th 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 Islanders are 18th in the league with a total of 7 points this season. They have 1 power play goal on 23 chances for a percentage of 4%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 21 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Islanders are 19th with a total of 19 goals scored while they've given up 21 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.23%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 12th 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 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 7th 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 22nd and 9th 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 22nd in the league.
The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the year. That ranks them 20th and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 167 face-off wins as opposed to 180 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense New York has 138 hits and they've blocked 84 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 24th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 15th in Corsi percentage with 50.1% as they've tried 372 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 371 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 48.8%, as they have 274 shots while they've given up 287 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Islanders NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take San Jose -145 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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