Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks NHL Tips 11/16/2019
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+191) Sharks (-219)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (9-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (7-12-2, 7th in the Atlantic Division) on Saturday. The Red Wings open this contest at +191 while the Sharks are coming in at -219. The total opens at 6.5. The Red Wings cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 7-14 SU. San Jose covers 42.1% of the time, going 8-11 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this matchup holding a record of 7 victories and 12 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 48 goals which ranks them 14th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the league. Their goal differential is -30, ranking them 31st in the league. The Red Wings have earned a total of 16 pts, which ranks them 26th in the league and 13th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 628 which ranks them 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the league. As a unit, Detroit has compiled a total of 304 hits which has them averaging 14.5 per game. They have earned a total of 233 blocks for this year. The goalie for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 526 mins protecting the net for the campaign. Howard is surrendering an average of 3.99 goals per game which has him ranked 24th among East goaltenders and 49th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 35 goals. He has a save % of .887 which has him ranked 23rd among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings in their last contest. The Red Wings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. In this game, they finished 2 out of the 21 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score a goal. Detroit had 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 33 and the Corsi against at even strength was 56 giving them a Corsi percentage of 37.1%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against was 40, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 39.4%. They won 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Los Angeles Kings earned a total of 31 shots. They had 2 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Sharks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they have 9 wins and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 13th in the conference and 26th in the league with -12. They have a total of 58 goals for the season which is 6th in the Western Conference. San Jose has a save % as a team of .883 which currently has them ranked 29th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 9.8% which is good for 5th in the West. In net for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.26 GAA and that ranks him 19th among West goalies and 38th in the NHL among goalies. In the 900 mins he's been on the ice, he has allowed 49 goals. He holds a save % of .888, which has him placed 20th among West goalies and 42nd in the NHL among goalies.
The San Jose Sharks faced off against the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Sharks earned a victory by a mark of 5 - 3. In this game, San Jose had a 59.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 48 and their opponent having a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 59.7% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Ducks ending the game with a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 97.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.6%. The Sharks netted 5 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one and netted 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Ducks had 4 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. San Jose gave up 32 shots on goal and the Ducks earned 11 penalty mins.
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Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-219)
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