San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/17/2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -190 and the Canucks at +171.
San Jose has a record of 38-23-9 this year and away from home they have a record of 17-12-6-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 207 goals and surrendered 192 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 38-32-0 and an over/under record of 28-40-0. Vancouver has a record of 25-37-9 including 12-17-6-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 183 goals and have given up 231 for a goal differential of -48. Their record against the spread is 25-46-0 while their over/under mark is 40-31-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 38-32-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 28-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-46-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 40-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/19/18 RW Joel Ward Shoulder IR (02/08)
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
03/15/18 D Erik Gudbranson Shoulder is out for season
03/08/18 RW Brock Boeser Back is out indefinitely
03/03/18 LW Sven Baertschi Shoulder is out for season
02/28/18 LW Loui Eriksson Ribs is out for season
02/15/18 D Christopher Tanev Leg IR (02/08)
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot IR (02/07)
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle IR (02/07)
Brent Burns has scored 54 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 10 goals this season with 290 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 3%. He has a total of 44 assists on the year and averages 25.3 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 28 goals on 174 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. Martin Jones has 24 wins and 18 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,408 shots against him and he's surrendered 117 goals. He's made 1,291 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Brock Boeser has 55 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 29 goals this year with 179 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. Daniel Sedin averages 15.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 152 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 47 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 18 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 1,498 shots against him and he's given up 134 goals. He's made 1,364 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 85 total points this year, which is 10th in the NHL. They've scored 207 goals while giving up 192 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 25th respectively. They have had 222 power play chances and scored 47 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Sharks have given up 193 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.96% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks are 29th in the league with a total of 59 points this season. They have 46 power play goals on 220 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 244 power play opportunities and surrendered 55 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 25th overall. As a team, the Canucks are 27th with a total of 183 goals scored while they've given up 231 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.56%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
San Jose is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51%, as they've attempted 4,272 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,097 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.5% as they have 3,245 attempts while they have given up 2,938 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 2,164 face-off wins compared to 2,063 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,181 hits and they have blocked 1,159 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That ranks them 19th and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,102 face-off wins as opposed to 2,159 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,480 hits and they've blocked 985 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Vancouver is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 48.1% as they've tried 3,858 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,159 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 26th in the NHL at 47.8%, as they have 2,905 shots while they've given up 3,174 attempts on defense.
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