Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks Hockey Betting Tips 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (5-9-1, 7th in the Central Division) go to SAP Center on Thursday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (5-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division). The Sharks open this contest at -165 while the Wild are coming in at +149. The over/under has been set at 6. The Wild cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 5-10 SU. The Sharks cover 31.3% of the time, going 5-11 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this matchup holding a record of 5 wins and 9 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 37 goals which ranks 14th in the West and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which puts them at 27th in the league. The Wild currently have a total of 11 pts, which ranks 26th in the league and 12th in the West. In the matter of shots on goal, they currently have a total of 432 which ranks 14th in the West and 26th in the league. As a group, Minnesota has a total of 219 hits which means they have an average of 14.6 per game. They currently have a total of 157 blocks for this year. The goaltender for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is 33 years old and has totaled 473 mins defending the goal for the campaign. Dubnyk is surrendering 3.68 goals per game which puts him at 18th among Western Conference goaltenders and 40th among goalies in the NHL. So far this year, he's surrendered 29 goals. His save % is .883 which puts him at 19th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Minnesota Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in their previous game. The Wild had a impressive offensive output in the win. For this game, they finished 4 out of the 26 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Minnesota earned a total of 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 50 giving them a Corsi percentage of 45.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against was 35, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They won 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 54.2% and they had a PDO of 114.8 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks earned a total of 31 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Sharks will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 5 victories and 10 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 14th in the conference and 29th in the league with -18. They currently have a total of 40 goals for this year which ranks 12th in the conference. San Jose has a team save % of .882 which is good for 28th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% which puts them at 11th in the Western Conference. In net for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough campaign by allowing 3.38 goals against average and that places him 16th among West goalies and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 656 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 37 goals. His save % is .889, which puts him at 16th among West goalies and 37th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The San Jose Sharks faced the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Sharks got the victory by a score of 4 - 2. In their game, San Jose had a 62.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 44 while their opponent had a Corsi of 26. They had a Fenwick percentage of 58.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Blackhawks having a 22 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 101.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Sharks netted 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Blackhawks had 3 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. San Jose gave up 21 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-165)
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