Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 10/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+118) Sharks (-143)
SAP Center is the site where Adin Hill and the San Jose Sharks (4-1-0) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (1-5-0) on Thursday. The Canadiens open this game at +118 while the Sharks are coming in at -143. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 5-1 loss against the Kraken in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.2% and their PDO was 80.0 for this one. They recorded 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.0%. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 30 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 43.5%. Montreal amassed 4 minutes in the box in this contest. They also had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score. The Canadiens had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 24 shots they tried.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have 21 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have tallied 9 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 175 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .886. Montreal has taken 168 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 6.0%. At even strength, the Canadiens have allowed 11 goals while earning 8 on offense. Montreal has 23 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 8.70%. For the season, they sit with 2 points and their points percentage sits at .167. With respect to scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 10 goals (31st in the league) for the year and have allowed 20.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jake Allen. Allen has participated in 324 contests during his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 160-111-31 and he was named the starter in 304 games. Opponents have been able to score 766 goals against Allen in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.53. Allen has had 8,661 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 7,895 saves. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 18,164 mins guarding the cage. For his career, Allen has accumulated 163 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .536.
In their last game, San Jose faced the Predators in a matchup where the Sharks took a loss by a tally of 3-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 31 and the Predators having a 31 Fenwick at even strength. The Sharks had 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. San Jose went home with a 52.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose had and it could be said that this team has had better games.
For the year, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 19 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .800. They have allowed 11 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have 14 goals at even strength and 5 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 17 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 29.41%. San Jose has taken 137 shots (30th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 13.87%, while allowing their opponents 142 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 92.31% on the other teams 13 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.3%.
Across the ice you will find Adin Hill in net. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals/game and he has surrendered 130 goals altogether. Hill's quality start percentage is 46.7% and he has 21 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 45 contests and has been on the ice for 2,790 mins. Hill has compiled a lifetime record of 22-22-4 and has participated in 53 contests. He has tallied 1,285 stops out of 1,415 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+118)
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