Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks NHL Game Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (7-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) play the Edmonton Oilers (12-5-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) at SAP Center on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Oilers open this game at +127 while the Sharks are priced at -140. The over/under is set at 6. The Oilers are covering 61.1% of the time, having gone 11-7 SU. The Sharks are covering 35.3% of the time, going 6-11 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers come into this matchup with a record of 12 victories and 5 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 57 goals which is good for 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, which puts them at 7th in the league. The Oilers have a total of 26 points, which is good for 3rd in the league and 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have a total of 551 which is good for 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league. As a team, Edmonton has collected a total of 291 hits which has them averaging 15.3 per contest. They have a total of 215 blocks for the year. The goalie for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has totaled 567 minutes minding the goal for the year. Smith is allowing an average of 2.22 GAA which has him ranking 4th among West goalies and 6th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he's given up 21 goals. He holds a save % of .926 which has him ranking 6th among West goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers had a good night with a 6 - 2 win over the Anaheim Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 31 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play attempts and scored 2 goals out of those chances. Edmonton had 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers was 29 and the Corsi against was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 41.4%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against sat at 31, meaning they had a rate of 44.6%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 49.5% and they had a PDO of 117.0 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks earned a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 8 minutes in the box and they had 5 power play chances.
The Sharks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they sit with 7 victories and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 14th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league with -17. They currently have a total of 47 goals for this year which is 11th in the conference. San Jose has a save % as a team of .882 which currently has them ranked 29th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% putting them at 10th in the conference. In goal for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough season by surrendering 3.31 goals per contest and that ranks him 20th among West goaltenders and 41st in the NHL. In the 780 mins he's been on the ice, he's surrendered 43 goals. He's earned a save % of .888, which has him ranked 19th among West goaltenders and 41st in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks faced off against the Nashville Predators in an outing where the Sharks got the win by a mark of 2 - 1. In this matchup, San Jose went home with a 58.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.4% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Predators having a 19 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 98.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 31.3%. The Sharks converted 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Predators had 4 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. San Jose gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Predators earned a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-140)
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