Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-175) Sharks (+145)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-1) travel to SAP Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (7-9-2). The Avalanche open this game at -175 while the Sharks are priced at +145. The total is set at 6.5.
The Avalanche had a good night with a 6-2 victory against the Coyotes their last time out. Their offensive zone starts came in at 56.3% and their PDO was 105.6 for this matchup. They had a tally of 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 59.0%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 58 and the Corsi against was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 61.1%. Colorado amassed 6 penalty minutes for this game. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play and notched 1 goal. The Avalanche had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 41 shots they looked to score on.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 57 power play tries (23rd in hockey) and have earned 6 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 468 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .910. Colorado has taken 579 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. While at even strength, the Avalanche have given up 36 goals while having 38 on offense. Colorado has tallied 71 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 23.94%. For the current season, they have scored 23 points and their points % is .639. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 55 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have surrendered 42.
The man in net for this game is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has been involved in 189 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 89-57-20 and he started in 163 games. Opponents have racked up 410 goals against Grubauer in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.40. Grubauer has seen 5,140 shots against him and has recorded 4,730 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 10,247 mins in the crease. For his career, Grubauer has tallied 96 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .589.
Their last time out, San Jose faced off against the Blues in a game where the Sharks took a loss by a score of 7-6. They had 6 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Sharks tallied 6 goals of the 40 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 56.1%. San Jose earned a 55.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 57.5% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Blues ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
On the season, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 49 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .444. They have allowed 70 goals to be scored by of a combination of 55 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have 39 goals at even strength and 10 goals (25th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 57 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.54%. San Jose has taken 563 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing the other team 581 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.92% on their opponents 65 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 88.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Martin Jones in goal. He has racked up 8,306 stops out of 9,144 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .908. Jones is the owner of a lifetime mark of 177-124-26 and has participated in 339 games. He was named a starter in 332 games and has been on the ice for 19,483 mins. Jones' percentage of quality starts sits at 52.7% and he has 175 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 838 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-175)
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