Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
SAP Center is the site where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (20-24-5) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (31-12-4) on Monday.
The Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 loss against the Golden Knights in their last contest. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 56.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.8 in this one. They recorded 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 15 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 56.5%. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 50 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 37 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.5%. Colorado earned 8 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Avalanche had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 37 shots they launched.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have recorded 154 power play tries (6th in professional hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 1,205 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Colorado has attempted 1,626 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. At even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 88 goals while getting 122 on offense. Colorado steps onto the ice with 179 power play chances and they have added 42 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 23.46%. For the current campaign, they have scored 66 points and their points % is .702. Concerning their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 164 goals (8th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 116.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. Grubauer has played in 208 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 104-60-21 and he has started in 181 games. The opposition has been able to score 447 goals against Grubauer in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.36. Grubauer has seen 5,592 shot attempts against him and he has 5,145 total saves. His save percentage currently is .920 in his 11,360 minutes between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Grubauer has accounted for 108 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .597.
In their last contest, San Jose went up against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Sharks got the victory by a final of 4-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Sharks tallied 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and their percentage of oZS was 20.8%. San Jose wound up with a 46.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.8% by accumulating a Fenwick of 31 and the Coyotes having notched a 30 Fenwick.
On the season, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 130 goals, 45 points, and a points percentage of .459. They have granted a total of 166 goals to be scored by of a combination of 134 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have racked up 110 goals at even strength and 20 goals (28th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 137 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 14.60%. San Jose has put up 1,481 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.78%, while allowing the other team 1,538 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.37% on their opponents 163 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Martin Jones in goal. Jones is the owner of a lifetime mark of 186-131-28 and has played in 359 games. Jones' quality start rate is 52.6% and he has 185 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has racked up 8,826 saves out of 9,717 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .908. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has yielded 891 goals in total. He has started in 352 games and has been on the ice for 20,577 mins.
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