Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+137) Sharks (-167)
SAP Center is the site where Adin Hill and the San Jose Sharks (5-3-0) will play the Buffalo Sabres (5-2-1) on Tuesday. The Sabres open this matchup at +137 while the Sharks are coming in at -167. The total is set at 6.
The Sabres will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss against the Kings in their last outing. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 42.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.1 for this one. They tallied 16 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.4%. The Corsi for the Sabres was sitting at 31 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Buffalo amassed 9 minutes in the box in this outing. Moreover, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. The Sabres didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the outing, they scored on 2 out of the 24 shots they tried.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Buffalo Sabres have notched 24 goals (13th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 17. For the current campaign, they have tallied 11 points and their points percentage is .688. Buffalo has tallied 22 power play opportunities and they have scored 6 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 27.27%. When playing at even strength, the Sabres have allowed 14 goals while scoring 18 of their own. Buffalo has taken 251 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Sabres have had 258 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .934. Buffalo Sabres opponents have tallied 23 power play tries (22nd in hockey) and have a total of 3 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Craig Anderson. Anderson has played in 657 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a mark of 295-253-69 and he was named the starter in 571 games. The opposition has notched 1,753 goals against Anderson in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.83. Anderson has seen 20,157 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 18,404 saves. His save percentage is at .913 in his 37,174 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Anderson has recorded 308 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .539.
In their last outing, San Jose played the Jets in an outing where the Sharks ended up with the win by a final of 2-1. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those tries. The Sharks earned 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 30.9%. San Jose went home with a 43.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Jets ending the game with a 52 Fenwick.
During this campaign, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 22 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 19 goals to be scored by way of 16 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have tallied 16 goals at even strength and 6 goals (12th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 27 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.22%. San Jose has attempted 247 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.91%, while allowing the opposition 235 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on the other teams 18 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.9%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Adin Hill in goal. He has a tally of 1,313 stops out of 1,446 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .908. Hill is the owner of a career mark of 22-23-4 and has been in goal for 54 games. He has started in 46 games and has played for a total of 2,848 mins. Hill's quality start rate is 43.5% and he has qualified for 20 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals/game and he has allowed 133 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+137)
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