Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 5/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-275) Sharks (+225)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (20-26-6) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (34-12-4) on Wednesday. The Avalanche open this game at -275 while the Sharks are coming in at +225. The total is set at 6.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-4 victory against the Sharks in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 56.7% and their PDO rating was 103.1 for this one. They totaled 31 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 57.9%. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 65 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 which means they had a Corsi rate of 60.2%. Colorado amassed 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. For the game, they finished 5 of the 31 shots they looked to score on.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 163 power play tries (6th in hockey) and have earned 29 goals in those chances. The Avalanche have had 1,278 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Colorado has tried 1,737 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. When at even strength, the Avalanche let the opposition score 94 goals while getting 132 of their own. Colorado has accumulated 190 power play opportunities and they have notched 44 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 23.16%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 72 points and their points percentage is sitting at .720. When discussing scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 176 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have surrendered 123.
The man protecting the net in this game is Philipp Grubauer. Opponents have notched 451 goals against Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.36. Grubauer has been in net for 210 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 11,480 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss mark of 106-60-21 and he was named the starter in 183 games. For his career, Grubauer is sitting with 109 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .596. Grubauer has had 5,640 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 5,189 saves.
In their loss to Colorado, San Jose had 1 chance on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks tallied 4 goals of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 97 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 43.3%. San Jose wound up with a 39.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.1% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Avalanche earning a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
The Sharks are sitting with 116 goals at even strength and 21 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has tried 1,554 shots (14th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 1,649 shots. Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks have earned 137 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .442. They have a tally of 146 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.38%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.46% on their opponents 174 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.2%. They have allowed 178 goals to be scored by way of 144 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Martin Jones defending the goal. He has a tally of 8,885 saves out of 9,783 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .908. Jones holds a lifetime mark of 186-132-29 and has been in goal for 361 contests. He got the starting nod in 354 games and has been on the ice for 20,697 mins. Jones' percentage of quality starts is 52.5% and he has qualified for 186 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has surrendered 898 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+225)
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