Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports Southern Cal
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+145) Sharks (-175)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (18-18-4) will play the Anaheim Ducks (12-22-7) on Monday. The Sharks open this contest at -175 while the Ducks are coming in at +145. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Ducks had a rough game after their 2-0 defeat to the Avalanche in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 43.6% and they had a PDO of 93.1 for this one. They accrued 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.6%. The Corsi for the Ducks was 44 and the Corsi against was at 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.9%. Anaheim accumulated 4 minutes in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. The Ducks offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. In the matchup, they took the loss without having netted any of the 28 shots they put on goal.
The Ducks have had 1,244 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .895. While at even strength, the Ducks have given up 104 goals while getting 81 on offense. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 118 power play tries (22nd in professional hockey) and have earned 27 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have scored 31 points and their points percentage is .378. Anaheim has attempted 1,114 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 91 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 131. Anaheim comes into the game with 89 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 11.24%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ryan Miller. Opponents have notched 2,023 goals against Miller in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Miller has participated in 794 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .914 during his 46,022 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 390-289-87 and he has gotten the start in 641 games. In his professional hockey career, Miller has 363 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .566. Miller has had 23,644 shots taken against him and has recorded 21,621 total saves.
Their last time out, San Jose faced off against the Kings in a game where the Sharks were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 4-2. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this one and notched 1 out of those chances. The Sharks tallied 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 88 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.3%. San Jose earned a 57.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a Fenwick percentage of 57.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 32 and the Kings having a 24 Fenwick at even strength.
The Sharks have tallied 88 goals at even strength and 20 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has taken 1,198 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,283 shots. So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have notched a total of 108 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a tally of 113 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.70%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.30% on their oppositions 132 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have allowed 131 goals to be scored by way of 105 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Martin Jones between the pipes. Jones has accumulated a career record of 186-128-27 and has been in net for 354 contests. Jones' rate of quality starts is 53.0% and he has 184 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 8,732 stops out of 9,606 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .909. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has conceded 874 goals altogether. He has made the start in 347 games and his ice time sits at 20,334 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (-175)
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