Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+144) Sharks (-159)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (17-16-4) play the Anaheim Ducks (11-21-7) at SAP Center on Tuesday. The Sharks open this game at -159 while the Ducks are priced at +144. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss against the Coyotes their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 44.7% and they had a PDO of 101.4 for this game. Anaheim accounted for 9 minutes in the box in this game. The Ducks had a below average offensive performance in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.1%. They had a tally of 21 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 20 shots they attempted.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have 111 power play opportunities (18th in hockey) and have tallied 26 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 1,174 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .891. Anaheim has taken 1,052 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. When playing at even strength, the Ducks have allowed 102 goals while having 77 themselves. Anaheim comes into the game with 86 power play opportunities and they have added 9 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 10.47%. For the year, they have 29 points and their points percentage is .372. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 86 goals (30th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 128.
The player protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have tallied 763 goals versus Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. Gibson has been involved in 312 contests during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 17,842 mins in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 146-115-39 and he was named the starter in 304 games. Over the course of his career, Gibson has accumulated 169 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .556. Gibson has had 9,156 shot attempts against him and has gathered 8,393 total saves.
Their last time out, San Jose went up against the Kings in a game where the Sharks notched a victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Sharks converted 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 113 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.0%. San Jose earned a 45.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 30 and the Kings having accrued a 43 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the San Jose Sharks are sitting with 100 goals, 38 points, in addition to a points percentage of .514. They have allowed 120 goals to be scored by of a combination of 96 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have tallied 82 goals at even strength and 18 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 101 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 17.82%. San Jose has attempted 1,106 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.04%, while allowing the opposition 1,189 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.49% on the other teams 123 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Martin Jones between the pipes. Jones has compiled a career record of 185-126-27 and has been in goal for 351 contests. Jones' percentage of quality starts sits at 53.2% and he has qualified for 183 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He is sitting with 8,656 stops out of 9,520 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .909. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has relinquished 864 goals in total. He has been a starter 344 contests and has racked up 20,175 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+144)
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