Carolina Hurricanes vs San Jose Sharks Hockey Betting Tips and Predictions 10/16/2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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SAP Center is the venue where Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks (2-4-0, 7th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (5-1-0, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) on Wednesday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at +113 while the Sharks are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Hurricanes are covering 80.0% of the time, having gone 4-1 SU. San Jose covers 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Hurricanes offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. In this game, they finished 2 of the 32 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Carolina ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.7%. They won 30 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.3 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets earned a total of 35 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 10 total points this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 23 while they've given up 16 goals, ranking them 20th overall. They have had 20 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have allowed 27 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 21st in the league when short-handed. They average 37 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.36% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 11th in the league in stopping the puck.
The San Jose Sharks faced the Calgary Flames in an outing where the Sharks notched a win by a final score of 3 - 1. For this matchup, San Jose went home with a 43.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 31 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 40. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Flames having earned a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that San Jose had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO of 110.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 63.0%. The Sharks notched 3 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Flames had 4 power play chances but were not able to use the chance to their advantage. San Jose gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Flames earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
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The Sharks are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 4 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 22 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranks them 23rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 20 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Sharks are 23rd in the league with 13 goals scored while they've given up 22 goals, which is 7th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.14%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%. That is 24th in the NHL.
Carolina is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 266 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 244 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.9% as they have 202 attempts while they have given up 180 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 148 face-off wins compared to 134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Carolina has 89 hits and they have blocked 64 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Sharks are 1st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 62.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 37.3% for the season, which is 31st in the NHL. They have 123 face-off wins compared to 124 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 18th in the league. On defense San Jose has 114 hits and they have blocked 45 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. San Jose is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4% as they've attempted 217 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 205 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 19th as they have 157 attempts while they have given up 160 shots on the defensive end.
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