Ducks vs. Sharks Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/27/20
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+134) Sharks (-156)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (19-24-5, 7th in the Pacific Division) head to SAP Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (21-25-4, 6th in the Pacific Division). The Ducks open this contest at +134 while the Sharks are coming in at -156. The O/U has been set at 6. The Ducks are covering 34.1% of the time, having gone 15-29 SU. The Sharks are covering 39.6% of the time, going 19-29 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks step onto the ice with a record of 19 victories and 24 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 118 goals which ranks them 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -31, ranking them 27th in the NHL. The Ducks currently have a total of 43 points, which ranks them 27th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,434 which ranks them 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL. As a group, Anaheim has obtained a total of 983 hits which has them averaging 20.5 per game. They currently have a total of 534 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,148 mins protecting the goal for the year. Gibson is surrendering an average of 2.96 GAA which has him ranked 21st among Western Conference goalies and 41st among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 106 goals. He's earned a save % of .906 which has him ranked 21st among Western Conference goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in their last contest. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the victory. In this game, they converted 2 of the 37 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Anaheim ended up with 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 58 and the Corsi against at even strength was 45 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 56.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, which means they earned a rate of 60.8%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 32 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 45.9% and they had a PDO of 101.3 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Sharks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 21 victories and 25 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 15th in the conference and 29th in the NHL with -38. They have compiled a total of 128 goals for the season which ranks them 12th in the conference. San Jose has a save % as a team of .891 which currently has them ranked 29th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 8.9% putting them at 10th in the conference. In goal for San Jose is Aaron Dell who is having a tough year by giving up 2.90 GAA and that ranks him 16th in the West and 34th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,181 mins he's been on the ice, he has allowed 57 goals. His save percentage is .909, which has him ranked 19th in the West and 33rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The San Jose Sharks went up against the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Sharks ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4 - 1. For this game, San Jose had a 46.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 42 while the opposition had a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.5% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Canucks having earned a 36 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO at even strength was 94.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Sharks scored 1 goal of the 18 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Canucks had 5 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. San Jose gave up 39 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up a total of 38 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+134)
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