Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks Game 7 Tips & Picks 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday in a winner take all Game 7 matchup. The Sharks forced Game 7 by winning on Sunday by a score of 2-1 in double overtime. Tomas Hertl scored the game winning goal short-handed to send the series back to San Jose. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -107 and the Sharks at -121.
Vegas had a record of 43-32-7 this year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 246 goals and surrendered 228 goals for a point differential of +18. For the year they have an ATS mark of 46-41-0 and an over/under record of 41-42-0. San Jose had a regular season record of 46-27-9. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have scored 289 goals and given up 258 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread is 48-39-0 while their over/under mark is 50-34-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 46-41-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 41-42-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 48-39-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 50-34-0 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
04/18/19 C Micheal Haley Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Vegas
03/15/19 D Radim Simek Knee is out for season
William Karlsson has scored 56 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this season with 169 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Jon Marchessault averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 25 goals on 278 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 59 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,745 shots against him and he's surrendered 152 goals. He's made 1,593 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Tomas Hertl has 74 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 35 goals this year with 176 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 39 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 25.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 16 goals on 300 attempts. He has 67 assists, giving him a total of 83 points on the year. Martin Jones has 36 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,699 shots against him and he's given up 176 goals. He's made 1,523 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 93 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 246 goals while giving up 228 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 22nd respectively. They have had 232 power play chances and scored 39 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 230 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.74% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 6th in the league with a total of 101 points this season. They have 57 power play goals on 241 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 234 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Sharks are 2nd with a total of 289 goals scored while they've given up 258 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.67%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
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.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Sharks NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas -107
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