San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+180) Avalanche (-222)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (3-3-0) host the San Jose Sharks (3-3-0) at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Sharks priced at +180 and the Avalanche are at -222. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 win over the Wild in their last game. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 of the 36 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. San Jose racked up 12 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 53 and the Corsi against was 49 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against was 39, which tells us they had a rate of 48.7%. They took 34 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.3% and they had a PDO of 105.0 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Minnesota Wild racked up 29 shots. They had 12 penalty mins and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Sharks have had 177 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .881. When at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 18 goals while having 11. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 22 power play opportunities (12th in pro hockey) and have notched 3 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have tallied 6 points and their points percentage is .500. San Jose has taken 198 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.6%. When talking about scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 17 goals (15th in the league) this season and have allowed 21. San Jose is sitting with 25 power play chances and they have added 6 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Martin Jones. Over the course of his career, Jones has earned 173 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .534. He has a save percentage of .909 in his 19,064 minutes guarding the cage. Jones has seen 8,916 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,108 total saves. Opponents have tallied 808 goals versus Jones in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.54. He has compiled a record of 174-120-25 and he started in 324 games. Jones has played in 331 contests over the course of his hockey career.
The Avalanche squared up with the Ducks in an outing where the Avalanche were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 3 - 1. Colorado wound up with a 60.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 55 while they allowed a Corsi of 36. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 62.1% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Ducks earning a 22 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Colorado played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 78.8 and their oZS percentage was 60.3%. The Avalanche scored 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Ducks had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Colorado conceded 15 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Colorado has attempted 180 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has accumluated a shooting percentage of 10.00%, while allowing the opposition 158 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.36% on their opponents 22 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 10.0%. They have earned 29 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 34.48%. The Avalanche are sitting with 8 goals at even strength and 10 goals (1st in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 18 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you will find Philipp Grubauer in the crease. He has racked up 4,492 saves out of 4,882 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Grubauer has amassed a career mark of 82-54-20 and has participated in 179 games. He has started in 153 contests and has accumulated 9,650 mins. Grubauer's rate of quality starts sits at 58.2% and he has 89 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has surrendered 390 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+180)
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