Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-112) Sharks (-108)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (19-24-5) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (21-23-5) on Wednesday. The Coyotes open this contest at -112 while the Sharks are coming in at -108. The total is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-4 defeat against the Sharks in their previous contest. The Coyotes had a impressive offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Arizona recorded 8 minutes in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against was 42 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.1%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They had a tally of 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 42.6% and their PDO rating was 96.8 for this matchup.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 148 power play tries (12th in professional hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 1,492 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .897. Arizona has tried 1,325 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.7%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed the opponent to score 124 goals while getting 97 on offense. Arizona has tallied 158 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.25%. For the season, they have accumulated 47 points and their points % is .480. In reference to their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 129 goals (22nd in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 154.
The man protecting the net in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has played in 238 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a record of 105-81-31 and he was named the starter in 221 games. Opponents have racked up 549 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.47. Kuemper has seen 6,612 shots against him and has amassed 6,063 total saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 13,361 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has 125 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .566.
In their win over Arizona, San Jose had 4 chances on the power play in this outing but were not able to net one. The Sharks netted 6 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their percentage of oZS was 57.4%. San Jose earned a 51.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose had and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Coyotes having a 29 Fenwick.
San Jose has put up 1,450 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.69%, while allowing the opposition 1,508 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.87% on the other teams 159 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%. They have earned 133 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 15.04%. The Sharks have earned 106 goals at even strength and 20 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 164 goals to be scored by of a combination of 132 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks are sitting with 126 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .448.
Across the rink you are likely to see Martin Jones protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has relinquished 891 goals altogether. Jones' quality start rate sits at 52.6% and he has accumulated 185 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 352 contests and has been on the ice for 20,577 mins. Jones has compiled a career record of 186-131-28 and has played in 359 games. He has recorded 8,826 stops out of the 9,717 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (-112)
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