Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 2/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-118) Sharks (+107)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (7-7-2) will take on the Minnesota Wild (8-6-0) on Monday. The Wild open this matchup at -118 while the Sharks are coming in at +107. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-1 victory over the Ducks in their last game. The Corsi for the Wild was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 56.8% and their PDO rating was 111.8 in this game. Minnesota had 6 minutes in the box for this game. The Wild had a good offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, giving them a Fenwick rate of 43.8%. They had a tally of 33 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to control the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 5 of the 29 shots they attempted.
The Wild have had 401 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .910. While at even strength, the Wild have allowed 29 goals while notching 34 of their own. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 52 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have earned 7 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have scored 16 points and their points percentage sits at .571. Minnesota has taken 421 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have earned 38 goals (28th in the NHL) on the year and have surrendered 36. Minnesota has 52 power play chances and they have notched 4 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 7.69%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Kaapo Kahkonen. Kahkonen has played in 14 matchups during his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 8-5-1 and he was named the starter in 13 games. The opposition has scored 36 goals against Kahkonen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.64. Kahkonen has had 409 shot attempts against him and has recorded 373 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .912 for his 817 mins played. Throughout his time in hockey, Kahkonen has 7 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose went up against the Blues in an outing where the Sharks earned a win by a score of 5-4. San Jose had a 47.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game San Jose had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.3% by accumulating a Fenwick of 35 and the Blues having earned a 39 Fenwick. Their PDO was 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 36.1%. The Sharks recorded 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but were not able to net one.
The Sharks have 33 goals at even strength and 8 goals (23rd in hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has attempted 490 shots (17th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.37%, while allowing their opponents 516 shots. So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 41 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have earned 48 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 16.67%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.67% on their oppositions 60 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.0%. They have allowed 57 goals to be scored by of a combination of 43 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Martin Jones defending the net. He has racked up 8,290 stops out of 9,124 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .909. Jones has accumulated a career mark of 177-123-26 and has been in goal for 338 games. He got the starting nod in 331 games and has accumulated 19,453 mins. Jones' quality start percentage is 52.9% and he has made 175 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has surrendered 834 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+107)
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