San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 12/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+140) Hurricanes (-155)
PNC Arena is the venue where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (16-11-1, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the San Jose Sharks (15-13-1, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The Sharks open this matchup at +140 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -155. The over/under has been set at 6. The Sharks cover 48.2% of the time, having gone 13-14 SU. Carolina is covering 55.6% of the time, going 15-12 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 15 victories and 13 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 82 goals which ranks 8th in the Western Conference and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -14, putting them at 25th in the NHL. The Sharks have a total of 31 pts, which ranks 17th in the NHL and 9th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 835 which ranks 13th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a group, San Jose has a total of 512 hits which means they have an average of 17.7 per game. They have a total of 269 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,309 mins minding the goal for the season. Jones is giving up 3.16 GAA which puts him at 24th in the West and 42nd among goalies in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 69 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .892 which puts him at 25th in the West.
The San Jose Sharks will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 2 defeat to the Washington Capitals in their last contest. The Sharks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In this game, they netted 2 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't net one. San Jose ended up with 17 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Sharks was 38 and the Corsi against was 43 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 34, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 46.9%. They took 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 62.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 85.5 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 28 shots. They finished with a total of 0 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 16 wins and 11 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 7th in the East and 10th in the league with +9. They have a total of 87 goals for the season which is 9th in the conference. Carolina has a team save percentage of .903 which has them 19th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% ranking them 11th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.68 GAA and that has him 8th among East goalies and 18th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,052 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 47 goals. He has a save percentage of .901, which has him placed 18th among East goalies and 38th in the NHL among goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes played the Boston Bruins in an outing where the Hurricanes took the loss by a tally of 2 - 0. In this matchup, Carolina had a 51.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 35 while the opposition had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Bruins having earned a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Carolina had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 91.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.7%. The Hurricanes netted 0 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Bruins had 2 power play attempts but didn't tally a goal. Carolina conceded 34 shots on goal and the Bruins had 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-155)
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