Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +226 and the Sharks at -255.
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Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 30-39-9 and on the road they have a record of 12-23-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 174 goals and given up 228 goals for a point differential of -54. The Canucks have an overall record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-48 and an over/under record of 30-34-14. San Jose shows up with a record of 44-28-7 including 24-10-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 213 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of +18. The Sharks have a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-35 while their over/under record sits at 21-35-23.
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Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 26-48 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 30-34-14 against the over/under
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 42-35 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 21-35-23 against the over/under
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
04/02/17 C Joseph Cramarossa Foot out indefinitely
04/02/17 RW Loui Eriksson Leg "?" Tuesday vs. San Jose
03/26/17 RW Jack Skille Ankle out indefinitely
03/21/17 C Markus Granlund Wrist out for season
03/20/17 LW Brendan Gaunce Hand out indefinitely
03/01/17 GO Jacob Markstrom Lower Body out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/02/17 C Joe Thornton Lower Body injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Vancouver
03/30/17 C Logan Couture Dental/Mouth out indefinitely
Bo Horvat has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 20 goals this season with 144 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 15 goals on 95 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 18 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,680 shots against him and has given up 143 goals. He has made 1,537 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 29 goals this season with 229 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 28 goals on 310 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Martin Jones has 34 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,659 shots against him and has given up 147 goals. He has made 1,512 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 69 total points this season. They have scored 174 goals while giving up 228 goals. They have had 217 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 212 power play opportunities and given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.05% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 239 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 201 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 213 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.93%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 4,015 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,341 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 2,962 attempts while they've given up 3,354 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season. They have 2,409 face off wins compared to 2,307 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Vancouver has 1,413 hits and they've blocked 987 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 4,557 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,438 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 3,429 shots while they've given up 3,148 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.9% as they've compiled 2,201 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,390 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 1,290 shot attempts and they have 1,487 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose -255
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose -255
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