New Jersey Devils at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/20/2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +126 and the Sharks at -139.
New Jersey has a record of 37-27-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 19-13-5-3. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 217 goals and given up 215 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-35-0 and an over/under record of 35-35-0. San Jose has a record of 40-23-9 including 21-11-3-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 219 goals and surrendered 199 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 40-32-0 while their over/under record is 30-40-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 37-35-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 35-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 40-32-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 30-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
03/18/18 LW Miles Wood Upper Body injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs San Jose
03/18/18 C Pavel Zacha Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs San Jose
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/19/18 RW Joel Ward Shoulder is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/19/18 D Joakim Ryan Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/17/18 RW Joonas Donskoi Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/17/18 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Throat left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/17/18 C Melker Karlsson Lower Body injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Cory Schneider has 17 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 1,188 shots against him and he's given up 105 goals. He's made 1,083 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nico Hischier has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Devils. He has 16 goals this year with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 16.2 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 31 goals on 236 shots. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 77 points on the season.
Brent Burns has scored 55 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 10 goals this season with 290 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 3%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 25.3 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 25 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,442 shots against him and he's surrendered 121 goals. He's made 1,321 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Logan Couture averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 29 goals on 178 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have allowed 235 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.63% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 18th in the league. The Devils has 82 total points this season, ranking 18th in the NHL in offense. They are 14th in the league with 217 goals while they've given up 215 goals, which is 15th overall. They have had 224 power play opportunities and scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 12th with 219 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 199 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.25%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 89 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 48 power play goals on 228 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 12th. They've allowed 199 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 3rd overall.
New Jersey is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4%, as they've attempted 4,002 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,260 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.1% as they have 3,102 attempts while they have given up 3,215 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 2,077 face-off wins compared to 2,330 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,608 hits and they have blocked 1,045 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 2,237 face-off wins as opposed to 2,142 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,213 hits and they've blocked 1,193 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 2nd in blocked shots. San Jose is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've tried 4,378 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,235 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.2%, as they have 3,326 shots while they've given up 3,042 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take San Jose -139
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose -139
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