San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Coyotes (-120)
Gila River Arena is the site where Adin Hill and the Arizona Coyotes (14-14-5) will play the San Jose Sharks (13-14-4) on Saturday. The Sharks open this game at +100 while the Coyotes are priced at -120. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Kings in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 62.0% and they had a PDO of 113.8 for this one. They earned 21 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against was 49, giving them a Fenwick rate of 40.2%. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 43 and the Corsi against was at 63 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.6%. San Jose tallied 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 28 shots they launched.
San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 107 power play tries (9th in the NHL) and have scored 22 goals in those attempts. The Sharks have had 1,014 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .897. San Jose has attempted 919 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. While at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 82 goals while earning 69 as an offensive unit. San Jose has 89 power play opportunities and they have notched 16 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.98%. For the season, they sit with 30 points and their points % is .484. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 85 goals (23rd in hockey) for the year and have allowed 104.
The player in the crease for this game is Devan Dubnyk. Opponents have been able to score 1,319 goals versus Dubnyk in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.60. Dubnyk has taken the ice for 536 games throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage is .914 in his 30,438 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall record of 250-203-54 and he has started in 508 games. For his career, Dubnyk has 275 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .541. Dubnyk has seen 15,366 shots taken against him and he has 14,047 total saves.
In their last game, Arizona squared up with the Avalanche in a matchup where the Coyotes took home the victory by a tally of 5-4. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes tallied 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 106 and they had an oZS percentage of 26.8%. Arizona had a 45.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
The Coyotes have tallied 60 goals at even strength and 20 goals (19th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Arizona has taken 852 shots (31st in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.39%, while allowing their opponents 1,044 shots. Over the course of the season, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 80 goals, 33 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have a tally of 110 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 18.18%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.93% on their oppositions 112 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.5%. They have permitted 99 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Adin Hill in net. Hill is the owner of a lifetime mark of 12-15-4 and has participated in 36 games. Hill's quality start rate comes in at 37.9% and he has 11 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 874 stops out of 964 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .907. Teams are averaging 2.84 goals per contest and he has conceded 90 goals overall. He has started in 29 games and has been on the ice for 1,901 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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