San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 2/23/2020
Game: San Jose Sharks vs New York Islanders
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+193) Islanders (-215)
Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (26-30-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) go to Nassau Coliseum on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (34-20-6, 4th in the Metropolitan Division). The Islanders open this matchup at -215 while the Sharks are priced at +193. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Sharks cover 41.4% of the time, having gone 24-34 SU. New York covers 54.4% of the time, going 31-26 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 26 victories and 30 losses, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 154 goals which ranks them 13th in the West and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -41, putting them at 28th in the league. The Sharks have compiled a total of 56 points, which ranks them 27th in the league and 13th in the West. In discussing shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 1,762 which ranks them 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the league. As a unit, San Jose has collected a total of 1,266 hits which has them averaging 21.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 692 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for San Jose is Aaron Dell from Airdrie, Alberta. He is 30 years old and has played 1,597 mins protecting the goal for the season. Dell is giving up an average of 2.89 GAA which puts him at 17th among Western Conference goaltenders and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 77 goals. He has a save percentage of .909 which puts him at 18th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The San Jose Sharks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 loss to the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The Sharks offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 37 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. San Jose racked up a total of 17 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Sharks was 57 and the Corsi against was 42 giving them a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against was 24, which gave them a rate of 65.7%. They earned 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 97.2 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up a total of 25 shots. They finished with a total of 11 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 6 power play chances.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 34 wins and 20 losses. In connection with goal differential, they sit 9th in the conference and 12th in the NHL with +8. They have a total of 169 goals for the season which has them sitting at 12th in the East. New York has a team save % of .915 which currently has them sitting 5th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.6% ranking them 11th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.51 goals per game and that ranks him 10th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. In the 2,177 minutes he has been on the ice, he's surrendered 91 goals. His save percentage is .918, which has him sitting 8th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL.
The New York Islanders opposed the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Islanders ended up with the win by a score of 4 - 1. For this game, New York had a 52.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 45 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick rate was 54.5% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Red Wings having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 109.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.6%. The Islanders notched 4 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Red Wings had 2 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. New York conceded 22 shots on goal and the Red Wings racked up 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+193)
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