Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks Game 5 Picks & Tips 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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The Vegas Golden Knights travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Thursday in Game 5 of their series. Vegas won 5-0 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 series lead. Marc-Andre Fleury got his 15th career shutout after stopping all 28 shots that came his way. The opening line for this game has the Golden Knights at +100 and the Sharks at -120.
Vegas had a record of 43-32-7 this season. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have scored 246 goals and given up 228 goals for a point differential of +18. For the season they have an ATS record of 45-40-0 and an over/under record of 40-41-0. San Jose had a record of 46-27-9 this year. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 289 goals and surrendered 258 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread is 47-38-0 while their over/under record is 49-33-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 45-40-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 40-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 47-38-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 49-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
11/07/18 LW Erik Haula Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/17/19 C Joe Thornton Suspension Served is probable Thursday vs Vegas
04/17/19 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Lower Body is questionable Thursday vs Vegas
03/15/19 D Radim Simek Knee is out for season
Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,745 shots against him and he's given up 152 goals. He's made 1,593 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Jon Marchessault has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 25 goals this year with 278 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. William Karlsson averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 24 goals on 169 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the season.
Tomas Hertl has scored 74 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 35 goals this season with 176 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 36 wins and 19 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,699 shots against him and he's surrendered 176 goals. He's made 1,523 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Brent Burns averages 25.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 16 goals on 300 shots. He has 67 assists, giving him a total of 83 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have allowed 230 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 13th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.74% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 15th in the league. The Golden Knights have 93 total points this season, ranking 16th in the NHL in offense. They are 14th in the league with 246 goals while they've given up 228 goals, which is 22nd overall. They have had 232 power play opportunities and scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 2nd with 289 goals scored while they are 11th in the NHL with 258 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.67%. They give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 31st place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 101 points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 57 power play goals on 241 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks their power play unit 6th. They've allowed 234 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 14th overall.
Vegas is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.5%, as they've attempted 5,225 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,361 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.5% as they have 3,880 attempts while they have given up 3,243 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time, which is 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season. That is 31st overall in the NHL. They have 2,480 face-off wins compared to 2,441 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Vegas has 2,268 hits and they have blocked 1,118 shots from the opposition, putting them 21st overall.
The Sharks are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 2,376 face-off wins compared to 2,346 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 15th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,574 hits and they have blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7% as they've attempted 5,002 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,313 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.1% ranks 3rd as they have 3,812 attempts while they have given up 3,236 shots on the defensive end.
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