Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+105) Sharks (-125)
Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (13-12-6) travel to SAP Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (12-14-4). The Kings open this contest at +105 while the Sharks are coming in at -125. The total is set at 6.5.
The Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 defeat against the Sharks their last time on the ice. The Kings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the game, they finished 1 of the 42 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Los Angeles earned 15 minutes in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 55 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick rate of 59.7%. They garnered 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 47.4% and they had a PDO of 91.7 for this game.
When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 88 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 85. For the current season, the have a total of 32 points and their points percentage is .516. Los Angeles has accounted for 109 power play chances and they have notched 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 24.77%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 72 goals while earning 61 on offense. Los Angeles has attempted 898 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Kings have had 973 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .913. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 89 power play opportunities (24th in professional hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Calvin Petersen. Over the course of his career, Petersen has accounted for 21 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .618. His save percentage currently sits at .924 for his 2,104 mins between the pipes. Petersen has had 1,178 shots against him and has accrued 1,089 total saves. The opposition has scored 89 goals versus Petersen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.54. He has compiled an overall record of 16-13-5 and he started in 34 games. Petersen has been involved in 36 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their win over L.A., the Sharks PDO at even strength was 108 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.9%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.3% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Kings having earned a 43 Fenwick. The Sharks tallied 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. San Jose had a 42.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game.
San Jose has taken 891 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.09%, while allowing the other team 970 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.05% on their oppositions 105 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.5%. They have a total of 86 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 18.60%. The Sharks have 65 goals at even strength and 16 goals (25th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 102 goals to be scored by of a combination of 80 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 81 goals, 28 points, in addition to a points percentage of .467.
On the other side of the ice you will find Martin Jones in net. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 850 goals in total. Jones' quality start rate is 53.0% and he has 179 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 338 games and has accumulated 19,810 mins. Jones is sitting with a lifetime record of 180-125-27 and has played in 345 games. He has recorded 8,478 saves out of 9,328 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-125)
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