San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Coyotes (-120)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (13-14-4) are headed to Gila River Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (14-14-5). The Sharks open this contest at +100 while the Coyotes are priced at -120. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Kings in their last contest. The Corsi for the Sharks was 43 and the Corsi against was at 63 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 40.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 62.0% and their PDO was 113.8 for this one. San Jose accrued 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Sharks had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 49, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.2%. They had 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 28 shots they tried.
The Sharks have had 1,014 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. At even strength, the Sharks have given up 82 goals while scoring 69 of their own. San Jose Sharks opponents have recorded 107 power play opportunities (6th in the NHL) and have scored 22 goals in those chances. For the season, they have scored 30 points and their points percentage is .484. San Jose has taken 919 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.3%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 85 goals (22nd in the league) for the year and have given up 104. San Jose has tallied 89 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.98%.
The player in the crease for this game is Martin Jones. Jones has taken the ice for 346 contests during his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 181-125-27 and he started in 339 games. Opponents have racked up 852 goals against Jones in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. Jones has had 9,372 shots against him and has recorded 8,520 saves. His save percentage is at .909 during his 19,870 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jones has accrued 180 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .531.
In their last game, Arizona went up against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Coyotes earned a victory by a tally of 5-4. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Coyotes tallied 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 106 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 26.8%. Arizona wound up with a 45.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Arizona played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 49.3% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
During this campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 80 goals, 33 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 99 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have tallied 60 goals at even strength and 20 goals (18th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 110 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 18.18%. Arizona has put up 852 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,044 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.93% on the other teams 112 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Adin Hill in net. Hill is sitting with a career mark of 12-15-4 and has been in net for 36 games. Hill's quality start percentage sits at 37.9% and he has accumulated 11 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has a tally of 874 saves out of the 964 shots tried, giving him a save % of .907. His opponents are averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has relinquished 90 goals in total. He has started in 29 games and has played for a total of 1,901 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (-120) and under 5.5 goals
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