San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+198) Avalanche (-238)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (4-3-0) play the San Jose Sharks (3-4-0) at Ball Arena on Thursday. The Avalanche open this game at -238 while the Sharks are coming in at +198. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Sharks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7 - 3 loss against the Avalanche their last time out. The Sharks had an average offensive output in the loss. For the matchup, they netted 3 of the 30 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. San Jose had 10 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 27 and the Corsi against was 47 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 36.5%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 36, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 22.4% and they had a PDO of 99.1 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche racked up 42 shots. They ended the game with 20 penalty minutes and they tallied 5 power play chances.
When it comes to scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 20 goals (15th in the NHL) so far this year and have conceded 28. For the season, they have recorded 6 points and their points percentage sits at .429. San Jose comes into the game with 30 power play chances and they have tallied 6 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.00%. At even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 23 goals while getting 14 of their own. San Jose has taken 228 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. The Sharks have had 219 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .872. San Jose Sharks opponents have 27 power play tries (8th in professional hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. Jones has participated in 332 games throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 174-121-25 and he started in 325 games. Opponents have racked up 813 goals against Jones in his career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Jones has seen 8,935 shots taken against him and has gathered 8,122 saves. His save percentage sits at .909 in his 19,090 mins between the pipes. For his career, Jones has accounted for 173 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .532.
In their win over San Jose, Colorado wound up with a 63.5% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 47 while they gave up a Corsi of 27. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.0% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Sharks having earned a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 100.9 and they earned an oZS percentage of 77.8%. The Avalanche notched 7 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Sharks had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Colorado gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Sharks had 10 penalty mins.
The Avalanche are sitting with 13 goals at even strength and 11 goals (1st in pro hockey) while on the power play. Colorado has taken 222 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.26%, while allowing the other team 188 shots. On the campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 25 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have earned 34 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 32.35%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.89% on their oppositions 27 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.3%. They have granted a total of 18 goals to be scored by way of 15 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has given up 393 goals overall. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.8% and he has qualified for 89 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 154 contests and has played 9,710 mins. Grubauer has accumulated a career mark of 83-54-20 and has been in net for 180 games. He has a tally of 4,519 stops out of 4,912 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .920.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-238)
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