Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Dallas Stars head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at +104 and the Sharks at -115.
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Dallas has a record of 34-20-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-11-3-2. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 177 goals and surrendered 152 goals for a point differential of +25. For the year they have an ATS mark of 34-24-0 and an over/under record of 31-25-0. San Jose has a record of 31-19-8 including 16-9-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 170 goals and have given up 159 for a goal differential of +11. Their record against the spread is 31-27-0 while their over/under mark is 21-36-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 34-24-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 31-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 31-27-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 21-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
02/16/18 LW Antoine Roussel Back is "?" Sunday vs San Jose
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/15/18 C Tomas Hertl Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
02/12/18 RW Joel Ward Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Jamie Benn has scored 52 total points this year for the Stars. He has 21 goals this season with 161 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Tyler Seguin averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 29 goals on 227 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 23 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Stars. He has 1,240 shots against him and he's surrendered 102 goals. He's made 1,138 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Logan Couture has 44 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 23 goals this year with 139 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 25.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 10 goals on 245 attempts. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Martin Jones has 17 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,103 shots against him and he's given up 94 goals. He's made 1,009 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 70 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 175 goals while giving up 151 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 27th respectively. They have had 175 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the league. The Stars have given up 197 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.63% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 11th in the league with a total of 70 points this season. They have 44 power play goals on 192 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the NHL. They've given up 174 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Sharks are 14th with a total of 170 goals scored while they've given up 159 goals this season, ranking 23rd in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
Dallas is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1%, as they've attempted 3,376 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,228 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.4% as they have 2,476 attempts while they have given up 2,343 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.4% of the time, which is 30th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.6% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 1,924 face-off wins compared to 1,688 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.3%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 1,236 hits and they have blocked 885 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 25th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,780 face-off wins as opposed to 1,715 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 980 hits and they've blocked 926 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. San Jose is ranked 8th in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've tried 3,591 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,375 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 9th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 2,691 shots while they've given up 2,449 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Stars/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +104
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +104
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