Canucks vs Sharks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-111) Sharks (+101)
SAP Center is the site where Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (22-25-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) will play the Vancouver Canucks (28-18-4, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Wednesday. The Canucks open this game at -111 while the Sharks are priced at +101. The total is set at 6. The Canucks cover 53.2% of the time, having gone 25-22 SU. The Sharks cover 40.8% of the time, going 20-29 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 28 victories and 18 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 162 goals which has them at 2nd in the conference and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +13, putting them at 10th in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 60 points, which has them at 13th in the league and 4th in the West. With reference to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,574 which has them at 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Vancouver has earned a total of 905 hits which has them averaging 18.1 per game. They currently have a total of 635 blocks for this year. Looking after the net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has racked up 2,012 mins in goal for the campaign. Markstrom is allowing an average of 2.71 goals per game which ranks him 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 23rd in the NHL. During this season, he's surrendered 91 goals. His save % is .916 which ranks him 10th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 victory against the St. Louis Blues their last time out. The Canucks had a middle of the road offensive performance in the win. For this game, they finished 3 of the 26 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Vancouver racked up a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 60 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 42, giving them a rate of 41.7%. They took 28 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 36.4% and they had a PDO of 111.0 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the St. Louis Blues put up 37 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they had 3 power play chances.
The Sharks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 22 wins and 25 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL with -36. They have compiled a total of 132 goals for the year which has them at 11th in the conference. San Jose has a team save % of .892 which currently has them sitting 27th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.0% which is good for 9th in the conference. In net for San Jose is Aaron Dell who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.85 GAA and that has him ranked 13th among West goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,241 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 59 goals. His save percentage is .909, which has him ranked 19th among West goaltenders and 35th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The San Jose Sharks faced off against the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Sharks ended up with the win by a final score of 4 - 2. In their game, San Jose earned a 52.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 53 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.7% by earning a Fenwick of 44 and the Ducks ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO of 113.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 57.1%. The Sharks notched 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Ducks had 2 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. San Jose gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Ducks earned a total of 7 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-111)
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