Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 5/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-115) Sharks (-105)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (22-26-6) travel to SAP Center on Friday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (21-26-6). The Coyotes open this game at -115 while the Sharks are coming in at -105. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-2 loss to the Kings in their last game. The Coyotes had a below average offensive performance in this loss. In the outing, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. Arizona garnered 10 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 38, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.6%. They compiled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 66.5% and they had a PDO of 84.2 for this matchup.
The Coyotes have had 1,630 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .897. While at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 136 goals while earning 105 as an offensive unit. Arizona Coyotes opponents have tallied 162 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have scored 32 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have scored 50 points and their points percentage sits at .463. Arizona has tried 1,472 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. In relation to their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 140 goals (22nd in the NHL) on the season and have given up 168. Arizona steps onto the ice with 174 power play chances and they have added 35 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.11%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have been able to score 558 goals against Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.47. Kuemper has participated in 241 games during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 during his 13,540 mins in the crease. He has a record of 105-83-32 and he has started in 224 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has earned 126 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .563. Kuemper has had 6,702 shot attempts against him and has accrued 6,144 total saves.
In their last game, San Jose faced off against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Sharks took home the win by a score of 3-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those tries. The Sharks recorded 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and their oZS percentage was 40.5%. San Jose wound up with a 35.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 39.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Avalanche finishing with a 49 Fenwick at even strength.
San Jose has attempted 1,587 shots (13th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 1,681 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.68% on the other teams 176 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.3%. They have a total of 150 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.67%. The Sharks have racked up 118 goals at even strength and 22 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 180 goals to be scored by of a combination of 146 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the San Jose Sharks have notched a total of 140 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .453.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Martin Jones between the pipes. Jones is sitting with a career mark of 186-132-29 and has participated in 361 contests. Jones' percentage of quality starts sits at 52.5% and he has accumulated 186 quality starts in his career. He has a tally of 8,885 stops out of 9,783 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .908. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has surrendered 898 goals altogether. He has started in 354 games and his ice time sits at 20,697 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (-115)
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