Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+108) Sharks (-122)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (11-14-4) play the Los Angeles Kings (12-11-6) at SAP Center on Monday. The Sharks open this matchup at -122 while the Kings are coming in at +108. The total has been set at 6.
The Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat against the Golden Knights their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 44.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.8 for this matchup. They had a tally of 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, giving them a Fenwick rate of 44.2%. The Corsi for the Kings was 46 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 53 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.5%. Los Angeles accounted for 2 penalty mins in this contest. They also had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Kings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 2 of the 25 shots they put on goal.
The Kings have had 908 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .910. While at even strength, the Kings have conceded 69 goals while getting 58 on offense. Los Angeles Kings opponents have 83 power play opportunities (26th in hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those chances. For the year, they have accumulated 30 points and their points percentage sits at .517. Los Angeles has attempted 825 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.2%. In relation to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 84 goals (22nd in hockey) this year and have conceded 82. Los Angeles skates onto the rink with 102 power play chances and they have added 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 25.49%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have notched 1,536 goals against Quick in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.40. Quick has taken the ice for 657 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 during his 38,359 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall record of 331-245-69 and got the start in 647 games. In his career, Quick has accounted for 350 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .541. Quick has seen 17,670 shots against him and has amassed 16,134 saves.
In their last game, San Jose went up against the Blues in a matchup where the Sharks took a loss by a mark of 5-2. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks recorded 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 86 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 75.7%. San Jose wrapped up this game with a 59.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 59.1% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Blues finishing with a 27 Fenwick.
So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 79 goals, 26 points, and a points percentage of .448. They have granted a total of 101 goals to be scored by way of 79 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks are sitting with 63 goals at even strength and 16 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 84 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.05%. San Jose has tried 868 shots (23rd in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.10%, while allowing the other team 928 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.00% on their opponents 100 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Martin Jones in net. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has yielded 849 goals altogether. Jones' rate of quality starts comes in at 52.8% and he has made 178 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 337 games and his ice time sits at 19,750 minutes. Jones has accrued a lifetime record of 179-125-27 and has participated in 344 contests. He has recorded 8,437 stops out of 9,286 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .909.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-122)
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