San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-103) Ducks (-107)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (8-13-6) host the San Jose Sharks (9-11-3) at Honda Center on Friday. The odds on this game have the Sharks coming in at -103 and the Ducks are at -107. The total is set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Blues in their last outing. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.7% and their PDO rating was 108.0 for this one. They compiled 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a Fenwick rate of 43.4%. The Corsi for the Sharks was 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 45.8%. San Jose accumulated 9 minutes in the box for this contest. Moreover, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Sharks had an average offensive outing in this win. In the game, they finished 3 of the 20 shots they launched.
San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 83 power play tries (13th in pro hockey) and have come away with 18 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 739 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .882. San Jose has taken 689 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. While at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 69 goals while getting 49 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose has accounted for 71 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 18.31%. For the current season, they have tallied 21 points and their points percentage is sitting at .457. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 62 goals (26th in pro hockey) this season and have given up 87.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. Over the course of his career, Jones has 176 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .525. He has a save percentage of .908 for his 19,626 minutes between the pipes. Jones has had 9,225 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,378 total saves. Opponents have tallied 847 goals against Jones in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. He has amassed an overall record of 178-125-26 and he has started in 335 games. Jones has played in 342 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Anaheim faced the Kings in a game where the Ducks took the defeat by a final score of 5-1. Their PDO was 94 and they earned an oZS percentage of 40.9%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing but were not able to net one. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 31 and the Kings having earned a 39 Fenwick. The Ducks converted 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they took. Anaheim went home with a 50.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
Anaheim has tried 743 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.21%, while allowing the other team 792 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 77.92% on the other teams 77 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%. They have earned 64 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.50%. The Ducks have accumulated 53 goals at even strength and 8 goals (29th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 84 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 61 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .407.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see John Gibson defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has relinquished 754 goals altogether. Gibson's percentage of quality starts comes in at 56.1% and he has accumulated 169 quality starts in his career. He has started in 301 games and his ice time sits at 17,671 minutes. Gibson has accumulated a lifetime record of 145-114-38 and has played in 309 contests. He has recorded 8,313 stops out of 9,067 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (-103)
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