San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 10/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+280) Bruins (+115)
TD Garden is the site where Linus Ullmark and the Boston Bruins (2-1-0) will play the San Jose Sharks (4-0-0) on Sunday. The Sharks open this contest at +280 while the Bruins are coming in at +115. The total has been set at 6.
The Sharks had a good night with a 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs their last time out. Their offensive zone starts came in at 36.4% and their PDO rating was 107.8 for this one. They amassed 23 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.4%. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.0%. San Jose accrued 6 penalty minutes in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 5 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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With respect to scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have notched 16 goals (3rd in the league) on the season and have given up 7. For the current campaign, they have scored 8 points and their points percentage comes in at 1.000. San Jose has compiled 15 power play chances and they have notched 5 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 33.33%. At even strength, the Sharks have allowed 7 goals while having 11 of their own. San Jose has tried 111 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 14.4%. The Sharks have had 108 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .935. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 10 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have notched 0 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Adin Hill. Opponents have tallied 123 goals against Hill in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.73. Hill has been involved in 51 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .910 for his 2,704 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 21-21-4 and he has gotten the start in 43 games. During his career on the ice, Hill has accounted for 20 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .465. Hill has seen 1,368 shots against him and has recorded 1,245 total saves.
In their last game, Boston squared up with the Sabres in a matchup where the Bruins took home the win by a tally of 4-1. Their PDO was 110 and their percentage of oZS was 37.9%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and earned 1 goal out of those attempts. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.6% by compiling a Fenwick of 28 and the Sabres having racked up a 41 Fenwick. The Bruins notched 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. Boston had a 36.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Boston played and they looked good in this game.
For the year, the Boston Bruins have earned 10 goals, 4 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have granted a total of 8 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Bruins are sitting with 9 goals at even strength and 1 goal (26th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 6 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 16.67%. Boston has attempted 106 shots (29th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the other team 89 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.33% on their opponents 12 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%.
For the opposition you are going to see Linus Ullmark protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.78 goals per game and he has surrendered 309 goals overall. Ullmark's quality start percentage comes in at 56.3% and he has qualified for 63 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 112 games and has played 6,676 minutes. Ullmark has accrued a career mark of 50-47-13 and has been in goal for 117 games. He has tallied 3,218 stops out of 3,527 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+280)
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