San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/14/2019
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-125) Ducks (-125)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (8-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) travel to Honda Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Anaheim Ducks (9-8-2, 6th in the Pacific Division). The Sharks open this game at -125 while the Ducks are also priced at -125. The total opens at 6. The Sharks cover 38.9% of the time, having gone 7-11 SU. The Ducks cover 47.4% of the time, going 9-10 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this matchup with a record of 8 wins and 10 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 53 goals which is 8th in the West and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which puts them at 26th in the league. The Sharks have a total of 17 points, which is 24th in the league and 12th in the West. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 556 which is 10th in the West and 20th in the league. As a unit, San Jose has earned a total of 340 hits which means they have an average of 17.9 per game. They have a total of 173 blocks for this season. In goal for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has totaled 840 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Jones is allowing 3.28 GAA which has him ranking 19th among West goalies and 39th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 46 goals. His save percentage is .887 which has him ranking 20th among West goalies.
The San Jose Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 win over the Edmonton Oilers their last time out. The Sharks had a impressive offensive outing in the victory. For this matchup, they finished 6 of the 25 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. San Jose earned 11 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sharks was 36 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 49.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.0%. They won 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 59.6% and they had a PDO of 118.3 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers put up 24 shots. They had 23 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Ducks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 9 victories and 8 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL with -3. They have earned a total of 50 goals for this year which is 10th in the conference. Anaheim has a team save % of .915 which has them sitting 9th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which puts them at 8th in the conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average year by allowing 2.80 goals against average and that places him 13th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL. In the 813 minutes he's played this season, he has surrendered 38 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .915, which ranks him 9th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Ducks were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 4 - 3. For this game, Anaheim earned a 54.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 50 while their opponent had a Corsi of 42. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Red Wings having a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO was 101.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 45.1%. The Ducks notched 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Red Wings had 4 power play opportunities and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Anaheim gave up 36 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-125)
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