Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +122 and the Sharks at -135.
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Vancouver has a record of 22-28-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 12-14-3-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 147 goals and given up 180 goals for a point differential of -33. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-34-0 and an over/under record of 32-24-0. San Jose has a record of 30-19-8 including 15-9-3-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 166 goals and surrendered 158 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 30-27-0 while their over/under record is 21-35-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 22-34-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 32-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 30-27-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 21-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
02/11/18 D Christopher Tanev Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot is out indefinitely
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle is out indefinitely
02/08/18 C Sam Gagner Ankle IR (02/06)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/12/18 RW Joel Ward Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Jacob Markstrom has 16 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 1,230 shots against him and he's given up 111 goals. He's made 1,119 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Thomas Vanek has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 16 goals this year with 108 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 14 minutes played per game. Brock Boeser averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 26 goals on 151 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Logan Couture has scored 43 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 23 goals this season with 138 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 16 wins and 15 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,059 shots against him and he's surrendered 93 goals. He's made 966 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brent Burns averages 25.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 9 goals on 242 shots. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have allowed 189 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 26th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.83% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 25th in the league. The Canucks has 50 total points this season, ranking 28th in the NHL in offense. They are 28th in the league with 147 goals while they've given up 180 goals, which is 6th overall. They have had 184 power play opportunities and scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 17th with 166 goals scored while they are 22nd in the NHL with 158 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 16th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 68 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 44 power play goals on 189 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks their power play unit 3rd. They've allowed 173 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 1st overall.
Vancouver is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2%, as they've attempted 3,005 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,228 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.7% as they have 2,252 attempts while they have given up 2,467 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 26th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 1,651 face-off wins compared to 1,748 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,084 hits and they have blocked 761 shots from the opposition, putting them 27th 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 1,757 face-off wins as opposed to 1,684 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 11th in the league. On defense San Jose has 964 hits and they've blocked 913 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 4th in blocked shots. San Jose is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've tried 3,535 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,303 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 4th in the NHL at 52.6%, as they have 2,648 shots while they've given up 2,390 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take San Jose -135
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose -135
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