San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-108) Ducks (-104)
Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks (9-11-3) travel to Honda Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Anaheim Ducks (8-13-6). The Ducks open this contest at -104 while the Sharks are coming in at -108. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Sharks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory against the Blues in their last outing. The Corsi for the Sharks was sitting at 38 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.8%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 45.7% and they had a PDO of 108.0 for this matchup. San Jose accrued 9 penalty minutes in this outing. The Sharks had an average offensive output in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.4%. They accounted for 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 31 attempts to control the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 20 shots they launched.
San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 83 power play tries (14th in professional hockey) and have scored 18 goals in those attempts. The Sharks have had 739 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .882. San Jose has attempted 689 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.0%. When at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 69 goals while having 49 of their own. San Jose has 71 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 18.31%. For the year, they sit with 21 points and their points percentage is sitting at .457. In regard to their scoring, the San Jose Sharks have notched 62 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 87.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk has been involved in 532 games during his NHL career. He has amassed a record of 249-200-54 and he has started in 504 games. Opponents have notched 1,308 goals versus Dubnyk in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.60. Dubnyk has had 15,239 shots against him and he has 13,931 saves. He has a save percentage of .914 in his 30,202 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Dubnyk has tallied 273 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .542.
In their last game, Anaheim went up against the Kings in a matchup where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a score of 5-1. Their PDO was 94 and their oZS percentage was 40.9%. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Kings earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Ducks recorded 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they took. Anaheim earned a 50.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Anaheim had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 61 goals, 22 points, and a points percentage of .407. They have allowed 84 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have accumulated 53 goals at even strength and 8 goals (29th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 64 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 12.50%. Anaheim has attempted 743 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.21%, while allowing the other team 792 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.92% on their opponents 77 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.4%.
Across the ice you are going to see Ryan Miller patrolling the crease. He has recorded 21,440 stops out of the 23,437 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .915. Miller has earned a career record of 389-283-87 and has been in goal for 786 games. He has started in 634 games and his ice time sits at 45,637 minutes. Miller's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.9% and he has qualified for 361 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has allowed 1,997 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (-104)
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