Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+121) Sharks (-135)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (17-17-4) play the Los Angeles Kings (15-17-6) at SAP Center on Friday. The Sharks open this contest at -135 while the Kings are coming in at +121. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 win over the Coyotes in their last outing. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.1%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 42.3% and they had a PDO of 102.3 in this game. Los Angeles garnered 2 penalty mins in this contest. The Kings had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.8%. They earned 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
In relation to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 103 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have allowed 109. For the current season, they have scored 36 points and their points percentage comes in at .474. Los Angeles comes into the game with 127 power play opportunities and they have scored 28 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 22.05%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 92 goals while notching 75 of their own. Los Angeles has tried 1,132 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Kings have had 1,186 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .908. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 111 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have a total of 17 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has been in goal for 40 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has an overall record of 17-16-5 and got the start in 38 games. Opponents have been able to score 101 goals versus Petersen in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Petersen has had 1,315 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,214 saves. He has a save percentage of .923 during his 2,338 mins between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Petersen has 23 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .605.
In their last outing, San Jose faced the Ducks in a game where the Sharks went home in defeat by a mark of 5-1. Their PDO was 88 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and netted 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Ducks having earned a 40 Fenwick. The Sharks recorded 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. San Jose wrapped up this game with a 44.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that San Jose played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game.
San Jose has put up 1,141 shots (19th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.85%, while allowing the opposition 1,223 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.84% on the other teams 124 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.8%. They have a total of 105 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.10%. The Sharks have racked up 82 goals at even strength and 19 goals (25th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 125 goals to be scored by way of 100 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 101 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you will find Martin Jones protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 868 goals altogether. Jones' quality start rate comes out to 53.0% and he has earned 183 quality starts in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 345 contests and his ice time sits at 20,234 mins. Jones has accumulated a career record of 185-127-27 and has been in net for 352 contests. He has gathered 8,685 stops out of 9,553 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+121)
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