Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+110) Sharks (-133)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-6-3) head to SAP Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (5-7-1). The moneyline on this contest has the Ducks priced at +110 and the Sharks are at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks had a good night with a 1-0 victory against the Golden Knights in the last game they played. The Ducks didn't have a great showing offensively in this win. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 28 shots they tried. They also had 2 chances on the power play but didn't get a goal. Anaheim recorded 14 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 52 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 45.8%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 28, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 55.6%. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 12 attempts to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 52.0% and their PDO was 104.0 for this matchup.
The Ducks have had 441 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. While at even strength, the Ducks have given up 20 goals while getting 23 on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 39 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have tallied 5 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 15 points and their points % is .500. Anaheim has taken 402 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 7.2%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 29 goals (29th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 38. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 34 power play chances and they have scored 3 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 8.82%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have tallied 716 goals against Gibson in his career and his goals against rate is 2.52. Gibson has participated in 299 matchups during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .918 in his 17,072 mins played. He has compiled a record of 144-107-36 and was named the starter in 291 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson is sitting with 168 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .577. Gibson has had 8,778 shots against him and he has 8,062 total saves.
Their last time out, San Jose faced the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Sharks went home in defeat by a tally of 3-1. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks recorded 1 goal out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and their oZS percentage was 36.3%. San Jose went home with a 51.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.8% by compiling a Fenwick of 29 and the Golden Knights having racked up a 23 Fenwick at even strength.
San Jose has put up 402 shots (16th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.71%, while allowing their opponents 411 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.92% on the other teams 52 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 7.7%. They have a tally of 45 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 15.56%. The Sharks have accumulated 27 goals at even strength and 7 goals (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 36 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 31 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .423.
Across the ice you will find Martin Jones protecting the goal. He has gathered 8,222 saves out of 9,051 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .908. Jones has accrued a lifetime record of 176-123-25 and has participated in 336 games. He has started in 329 contests and has played for a total of 19,329 mins. Jones' percentage of quality starts comes out to 52.6% and he has 173 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has yielded 829 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-133)
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