San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+102) Coyotes (-127)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes host the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Sharks coming in at +102 and the Coyotes are at -127. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Sharks had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In the game, they converted 4 of the 35 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those opportunities. San Jose racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sharks was 52 and the Corsi against was 58 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 47.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 and the Fenwick against was 41, which gave them a rate of 50.6%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 40.7% and they had a PDO of 100.2 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Arizona Coyotes tallied a total of 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The man looking after the net for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and totaled 2,360 mins minding the goal for last season. Jones allowed 3.00 goals per contest which ranked him 25th in the Western Conference and 47th in the NHL. During the year, he allowed 118 goals. He earned a save percentage of .896 which rankes him 29th in the Western Conference. The Sharks scored a total of 180 goals which was 13th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential was -45, which put them at 29th in the league. The Sharks had a total of 63 pts, which was 29th in the league and 15th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they had a total of 2,101 which was 13th in the conference and 26th in the league. As a unit, San Jose currently had a total of 1,528 hits which had them averaging 21.8 per game. They had a total of 816 blocks for the year.
In their loss to San Jose, Arizona went home with a 52.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 58 while they gave up a Corsi of 52. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.4% by notching a Fenwick of 41 and the Sharks ending the game with a 42 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Arizona played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 59.3%. The Coyotes netted 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding the opposition, the Sharks had 4 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Arizona allowed 35 shots on goal and the Sharks had 8 penalty mins.
In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who had an average campaign by giving up 2.22 GAA and that had him ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 4th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,753 mins he played, he gave up 65 goals. He held a save percentage of .928, which had him sitting 2nd in the Western Conference and 5th among goaltenders in the NHL. With reference to goal differential, the Coyotes ranked 7th in the conference and 15th in the league with +7. They had a total of 190 goals for the season which was good for 11th in the West. Arizona had a save percentage as a team of .919 which had them sitting 3rd in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They had a shooting percentage of 8.6% which was good for 13th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-127)
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