Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-214) Sharks (+186)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (11-7-1) head to SAP Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (8-9-2). The Sharks open this matchup at +186 while the Avalanche are coming in at -214. The total is set at 6.
The Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-2 loss to the Sharks in their last game. The Avalanche had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 35 shots they launched. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. Colorado earned 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 49 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.1%. They compiled 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 34.7% and their PDO rating was 81.8 in this one.
The Avalanche have had 495 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .903. While at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 41 goals while earning 39 when they are on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 60 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 23 points and their points percentage sits at .605. Colorado has tried 614 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When it comes to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 57 goals (19th in hockey) for the year and have allowed 48. Colorado has accounted for 75 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has participated in 190 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of 89-58-20 and got the start in 164 games. Opponents have been able to score 415 goals versus Grubauer in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.42. Grubauer has had 5,166 shot attempts against him and has recorded 4,751 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 10,306 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has accounted for 96 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .585.
In their win over Colorado, San Jose earned a 42.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose played and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 43.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 29 and the Avalanche having accrued a 37 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 118 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 65.3%. The Sharks tallied 6 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
This season, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 55 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .474. They have granted a total of 72 goals to be scored by of a combination of 56 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have 44 goals at even strength and 11 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 60 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.33%. San Jose has tried 590 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.32%, while allowing their opponents 616 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.81% on their opponents 69 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.3%.
Across the rink you will find Martin Jones defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has surrendered 840 goals altogether. Jones' percentage of quality starts sits at 52.9% and he has made 176 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 333 games and has played 19,543 mins. Jones holds a career mark of 178-124-26 and has been in goal for 340 games. He has recorded 8,339 saves out of the 9,179 shots taken, giving him a rate of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+186)
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