San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Ducks (-118)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (4-5-2) will take on the San Jose Sharks (3-5-0) on Friday. The Sharks open this matchup at +100 while the Ducks are coming in at -118. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-0 defeat to the Avalanche in their last contest. The Sharks offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. In the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 21 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. San Jose garnered 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 48 and the Corsi against was at 53 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 47.5%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 45.8%. They accrued 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 57.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.3 for this game.
The Sharks have had 257 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .879. While playing at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 25 goals while having 14 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose Sharks opponents have amassed 31 power play opportunities (23rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 5 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .375. San Jose has taken 249 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.0%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 20 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 31. San Jose has accounted for 34 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 17.65%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. Jones has participated in 332 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a record of 174-121-25 and he started in 325 games. Opponents have notched 813 goals against Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. Jones has had 8,935 shot attempts against him and has amassed 8,122 saves. His save percentage sits at .909 for his 19,090 mins guarding the cage. In his career, Jones has accounted for 173 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .532.
In their last game, Anaheim opposed the Kings in a game where the Ducks earned a win by a mark of 3-1. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Ducks notched 3 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 101 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. Anaheim earned a 73.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 75.3% by earning a Fenwick of 55 and the Kings ending the game with a 18 Fenwick at even strength.
On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 19 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of .455. They have allowed 28 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Ducks have scored 17 goals at even strength and 2 goals (31st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 24 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 8.33%. Anaheim has tried 281 shots (16th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 6.76%, while allowing the other team 332 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.38% on their opponents 32 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 6.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson defending the net. He is sitting with 8,015 saves out of the 8,727 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Gibson has compiled a career mark of 143-107-35 and has been in goal for 297 games. He has made the start in 289 games and has played for a total of 16,947 minutes. Gibson's quality start percentage sits at 57.8% and he has accumulated 167 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has relinquished 712 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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