Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+100) Sharks (-110)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (18-24-5) play the Arizona Coyotes (21-22-5) at SAP Center on Monday. The Sharks open this matchup at -110 while the Coyotes are priced at +100. The total is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 victory over the Kings in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 57 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 50 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 53.3%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.8 for this matchup. Arizona amassed 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Coyotes had a good offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.7%. They totaled 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to win the puck. They also had 2 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 40 shots they attempted.
The Coyotes have had 1,458 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. When at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 118 goals while getting 93 themselves. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 144 power play opportunities (14th in the NHL) and have earned 30 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .490. Arizona has taken 1,300 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 125 goals (23rd in the league) on the season and have given up 148. Arizona is sitting with 155 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.65%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has taken the ice for 237 matchups during his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 105-81-31 and he has gotten the start in 220 games. Opponents have notched 545 goals against Kuemper in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.45. Kuemper has seen 6,601 shot attempts against him and he has 6,056 total saves. His save percentage sits at .917 during his 13,338 minutes in the crease. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has accrued 125 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .568.
In their last contest, San Jose played the Wild in a game where the Sharks went home in defeat by a mark of 6-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 92 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 37.5%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 55.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Wild ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. The Sharks had 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. San Jose wrapped up this game with a 50.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
The Sharks have 100 goals at even strength and 20 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has attempted 1,416 shots (14th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.47%, while allowing the opposition 1,483 shots. For the year, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 120 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .436. They have a tally of 129 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.50%. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.49% on their oppositions 156 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.2%. They have granted a total of 160 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Martin Jones defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has relinquished 891 goals in total. Jones' rate of quality starts sits at 52.6% and he has earned 185 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 352 games and has played for a total of 20,577 mins. Jones has a career mark of 186-131-28 and has played in 359 games. He has recorded 8,826 saves out of the 9,717 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (-110)
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