New Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+215) Sharks (+150)
Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils travel to SAP Center on Saturday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks. The Devils open this matchup at +215 while the Sharks are priced at +150. The O/U opens at 6.
The Devils will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-0 loss to the Ducks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Devils was 39 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 43 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 47.6%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 45.0% and they had a PDO of 94.1 for this game. New Jersey amassed 10 minutes in the box in this game. The Devils had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 51.7%. They tallied 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts but didn't convert them into a score. For the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 28 shots they attempted.
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The Devils have had 225 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .893. While playing at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 15 goals while earning 18 of their own. New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 32 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have scored 9 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have racked up 9 points and their points percentage sits at .563. New Jersey has attempted 264 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.0%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have racked up 21 goals (31st in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 24. New Jersey is sitting with 23 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 13.04%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mackenzie Blackwood. For his career, Blackwood has 54 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545. His save percentage sits at .911 for his 6,039 mins between the pipes. Blackwood has seen 3,202 shots taken against him and has accrued 2,917 saves. Opponents have scored 285 goals against Blackwood in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.83. He has earned a mark of 46-41-12 and got the start in 99 games. Blackwood has taken the ice for 105 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, San Jose faced the Blues in a game where the Sharks ended up losing by a final score of 5-3. Their PDO was 89 and they earned an oZS percentage of 59.1%. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate was 43.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 26 and the Blues finishing with a 34 Fenwick. The Sharks earned 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. San Jose wrapped up this game with a 44.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
San Jose has attempted 300 shots (18th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.00%, while allowing the other team 291 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on the other teams 24 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a tally of 33 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.21%. The Sharks have accumulated 23 goals at even strength and 7 goals (13th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 30 goals, 12 points, and a points percentage of .600.
Across the rink you are expected to see Adin Hill in goal. Hill has earned a lifetime record of 22-24-4 and has played in 55 games. Hill's quality start percentage comes in at 42.6% and he has accumulated 20 quality starts in his career. He has accounted for 1,336 saves out of 1,473 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .907. His opposition is averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has surrendered 137 goals overall. He was named a starter in 47 contests and has racked up 2,908 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+150)
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