Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 5/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-110) Sharks (-110)
SAP Center is the site where Alexei Melnichuk and the San Jose Sharks (21-26-6) will play the Arizona Coyotes (22-26-6) on Saturday. The Sharks open this game at -110 while the Coyotes are priced at -110. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat to the Kings in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 66.5% and their PDO rating was 84.2 in this game. They garnered 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.6%. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 49 and the Corsi against was 47 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.0%. Arizona tallied 10 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. In the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 30 shots they tried.
The Coyotes have had 1,630 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .897. At even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 136 goals while getting 105 themselves. Arizona Coyotes opponents have recorded 162 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have tallied 32 goals in those chances. For the year, they have racked up 50 points and their points percentage comes in at .463. Arizona has tried 1,472 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. When talking about scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 140 goals (23rd in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 168. Arizona skates onto the rink with 174 power play opportunities and they have added 35 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 20.11%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Antti Raanta. Opponents have scored 440 goals against Raanta in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. Raanta has taken the ice for 198 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .919 for his 10,739 minutes played. He has amassed a mark of 93-65-20 and he was named the starter in 179 games. In his professional hockey career, Raanta has accounted for 113 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .631. Raanta has had 5,465 shot attempts against him and has accrued 5,025 saves.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose faced off against the Avalanche in a game where the Sharks ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and their percentage of oZS was 40.5%. They had 4 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 39.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Avalanche finishing with a 49 Fenwick at even strength. The Sharks scored 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. San Jose wound up with a 35.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose had and we'd say they played an average game.
The Sharks have earned 118 goals at even strength and 22 goals (27th in the league) while having a power play advantage. San Jose has taken 1,587 shots (14th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 1,681 shots. Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 140 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .453. They have recorded 150 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.67%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.68% on their opponents 176 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%. 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.
On the other side of the ice you will find Alexei Melnichuk protecting the net. Melnichuk has only played in 1 game in his NHL career thus far, stopping all 5 shots against him.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-110)
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