San Jose Sharks at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The San Jose Sharks head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -102 and the Red Wings at -108.
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San Jose has a record of 26-15-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-8-4-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 143 goals and surrendered 133 goals for a point differential of +10. For the year they have an ATS mark of 26-22-0 and an over/under record of 18-29-0. Detroit has a record of 19-21-8 including 10-10-7-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 126 goals and have given up 146 for a goal differential of -20. Their record against the spread is 19-29-0 while their over/under mark is 22-26-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 26-22-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 18-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 19-29-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 22-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
01/28/18 GO Martin Jones Lower Body is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
01/28/18 LW Darren Helm Lower Body is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs San Jose
01/25/18 LW Justin Abdelkader Lower Body is "?" Wednesday vs San Jose
01/25/18 D Trevor Daley Lower Body is "?" Wednesday vs San Jose
Brent Burns has scored 41 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 7 goals this season with 202 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 25.3 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 20 goals on 114 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Martin Jones has 14 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 852 shots against him and he's surrendered 77 goals. He's made 775 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Henrik Zetterberg has 32 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 6 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Anthony Mantha averages 17 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 108 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 14 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,092 shots against him and he's given up 97 goals. He's made 995 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 59 total points this year, which is 10th in the NHL. They've scored 143 goals while giving up 133 scores, which has them ranked 17th and 25th respectively. They have had 167 power play chances and scored 38 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the league. The Sharks have given up 151 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.11% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 25th in the league with a total of 46 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 146 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 152 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 19th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 28th with a total of 126 goals scored while they've given up 146 goals this season, ranking 12th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.87%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 22nd overall in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 2,993 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,783 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.5% as they have 2,218 shots while they've given up 2,005 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the year. That puts them 5th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,457 face-off wins as opposed to 1,420 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 840 hits and they've blocked 778 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 4th in the league.
The Red Wings are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 1,429 face-off wins compared to 1,526 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Detroit has 977 hits and they have blocked 644 shots from the opposition, which is 31st in the league. Detroit is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've attempted 2,600 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,733 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 17th as they have 2,013 attempts while they have given up 2,089 shots on the defensive end.
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