San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Coyotes (-120)
Gila River Arena is the site where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes will take on the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. The Coyotes open this matchup at -120 while the Sharks are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks ended last year with a 6 - 2 loss to the Blackhawks. The Sharks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 36 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. San Jose had 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Sharks was 54 and the Corsi against was 63 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 46.2%. Their Fenwick was 33 while the Fenwick against was 51, telling us they have a rate of 39.3%. They took 17 face-off wins and lost 22 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 54.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.8 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied 45 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
Protecting the goal for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and totaled 2,360 mins protecting the net last season. Jones surrendered 3.00 goals per contest which had him sitting 25th in the Western Conference and 47th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he allowed 118 goals. He earned a save percentage of .896 which had him sitting 29th in the Western Conference. The Sharks scored a total of 180 goals which had them sitting at 13th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -45, putting them at 29th in the NHL. The Sharks had a total of 63 points, which had them sitting at 29th in the NHL and 15th in the West. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they had a total of 2,101 which had them sitting at 13th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a team, San Jose earned a total of 1,528 hits which means they had an average of 21.8 per contest. They had a total of 816 blocks for the season.
The Coyotes played the Avalanche in an outing where the Coyotes went home in defeat by a final of 7 - 1 in their last game of last season. Arizona earned a 52.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 46 and they surrendered a Corsi of 42. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.2% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO was 89.4 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 63.0%. The Coyotes scored 1 goal out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Avalanche had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 3 goals. Arizona allowed 36 shots on goal and the Avalanche ended up with 4 penalty mins.
In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who had an average campaign by surrendering 2.22 goals per contest and that had him ranked 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,753 minutes he played, he surrendered 65 goals. He had a save percentage of .928, which had him placed 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th among goalies in the NHL. When looking at goal differential, they sat 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL with +7. They had a total of 190 goals for the year which was 11th in the Western Conference. Arizona had a team save % of .919 which had them ranked 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They shot 8.6% which put them at 13th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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