San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 3/31/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at +122 and the Golden Knights at -135.
San Jose has a record of 44-24-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 20-13-7-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 241 goals and surrendered 214 goals for a point differential of +27. For the year they have an ATS mark of 44-34-0 and an over/under record of 34-42-0. Vegas has a record of 48-22-7 including 27-10-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 256 goals and have given up 208 for a goal differential of +48. Their record against the spread is 48-29-0 while their over/under mark is 38-37-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 44-34-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 34-42-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 48-29-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 38-37-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/30/18 RW Barclay Goodrow Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/30/18 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Vegas
03/29/18 RW Joonas Donskoi Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Vegas
03/19/18 D Joakim Ryan Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/29/18 LW David Perron Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs St. Louis
03/27/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/09/18 C Oscar Lindberg Concussion is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand is out indefinitely
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Shoulder IR (02/04)
Logan Couture has scored 58 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 32 goals this season with 193 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 25.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by tallying 11 goals on 315 attempts. He has 52 assists, giving him a total of 63 points on the year. Martin Jones has 29 wins and 19 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,595 shots against him and he's surrendered 132 goals. He's made 1,463 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jon Marchessault has 73 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 25 goals this year with 257 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 48 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 40 goals on 173 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 70 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 28 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,327 shots against him and he's given up 92 goals. He's made 1,235 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 98 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 241 goals while giving up 214 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 23rd respectively. They have had 250 power play chances and scored 51 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the league. The Sharks have given up 217 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.36% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 5th in the league with a total of 103 points this season. They have 52 power play goals on 234 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 223 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 5th with a total of 256 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 7th overall in the NHL.
San Jose is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9%, as they've attempted 4,768 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,594 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.2% as they have 3,619 attempts while they have given up 3,308 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 2,438 face-off wins compared to 2,316 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,309 hits and they have blocked 1,286 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 28th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,301 face-off wins as opposed to 2,389 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,630 hits and they've blocked 1,108 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 4,686 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,419 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 51.4%, as they have 3,500 shots while they've given up 3,311 attempts on defense.
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