Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+160) Sharks (-185)
SAP Center is the site where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (18-19-4) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (13-23-7) on Wednesday. The Sharks open this contest at -185 while the Ducks are coming in at +160. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Ducks had a good night with a 4-0 victory over the Sharks in their previous game. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 32 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 56 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 36.4%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 47.8% and their PDO was 121.1 in this one. Anaheim had 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Ducks had a solid offensive outing in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 46, giving them a Fenwick rate of 35.2%. They accounted for 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 21 shots they looked to score on.
When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 96 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have allowed 135. For the current campaign, they have racked up 33 points and their points percentage sits at .384. Anaheim has compiled 93 power play opportunities and they have tallied 10 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 10.75%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have allowed 107 goals while scoring 86 themselves. Anaheim has attempted 1,160 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.3%. The Ducks have had 1,327 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 127 power play tries (15th in professional hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be John Gibson. During his career on the ice, Gibson has 171 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .557. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 18,022 mins in the crease. Gibson has seen 9,262 shot attempts against him and has recorded 8,493 total saves. The opposition has scored 769 goals against Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. He has amassed a win-loss record of 147-117-39 and got the start in 307 games. Gibson has been involved in 315 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their loss to Anaheim, San Jose went home with a 63.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 64.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 46 and the Ducks ending the game with a 25 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 79 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 52.5%. The Sharks netted 0 goals of the 46 shots on goal they took. They had 5 chances on the power play in this one but didn't score a goal.
San Jose has attempted 1,244 shots (15th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.68%, while allowing the other team 1,304 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.60% on their oppositions 134 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%. They have a tally of 118 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.95%. The Sharks have tallied 88 goals at even strength and 20 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 135 goals to be scored by way of 109 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the San Jose Sharks are sitting with 108 goals, 40 points, as well as a points percentage of .488.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Martin Jones protecting the goal. He has recorded 8,749 stops out of 9,627 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .909. Jones is the owner of a career mark of 186-129-27 and has been in goal for 355 contests. He has started in 348 contests and has racked up 20,394 mins. Jones' quality start rate comes in at 52.9% and he has accumulated 184 quality starts in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has relinquished 878 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-185)
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