New York Islanders vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: New York Islanders vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (+117) Sharks (-129)
SAP Center is the site where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (11-11-1, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the New York Islanders (16-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The Sharks open this contest at -129 while the Islanders are priced at +117. The over/under is set at 6. The Islanders cover 77.8% of the time, having gone 14-4 SU. The Sharks cover 42.9% of the time, going 9-12 straight up.
The New York Islanders come into this matchup with a record of 16 victories and 3 defeats, which puts them at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 65 goals which ranks them 10th in the conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is +16, which puts them at 2nd in the league. The Islanders have compiled a total of 33 pts, which ranks them 3rd in the league and 3rd in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 574 which ranks them 15th in the East and 30th in the league. As a group, New York has collected a total of 474 hits which means they have an average of 23.7 per game. They have compiled a total of 287 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played 577 minutes in net this year. Varlamov is conceding an average of 2.70 GAA which has him ranking 7th among East goaltenders and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he has given up 26 goals. He's earned a save % of .912 which has him ranking 7th among East goaltenders.
The New York Islanders came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last game. The Islanders had a good offensive output in this win. For this game, they scored on 4 out of the 24 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 7 power play attempts and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. New York earned a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 27 and the Corsi against was 41 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 39.7%. Their Fenwick was 20 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 31, telling us they have a rate of 39.2%. They took 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 58.8% and they had a PDO of 99.7 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned a total of 26 shots. They had a total of 16 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
The Sharks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 11 wins and 11 losses. When looking at goal differential, they sit 13th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL with -14. They have compiled a total of 65 goals for this year which is 9th in the conference. San Jose has a save percentage as a team of .886 which is good for 27th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% which puts them at 7th in the conference. In goal for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough year by surrendering 3.34 goals against average and that ranks him 21st among West goalies and 42nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,025 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 57 goals. He's earned a save % of .885, which has him ranked 24th among West goalies and 48th among goalies in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks faced the Vegas Golden Knights in a matchup where the Sharks ended up with the victory by a final score of 2 - 1. In this game, San Jose had a 37.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 30 while the opposition had a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 107.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 34.1%. The Sharks netted 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Golden Knights had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. San Jose gave way to 38 shots on goal and the Golden Knights had 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+117) and over the total goals
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