San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+215) Avalanche (-255)
Ball Arena is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (31-12-4) will play the San Jose Sharks (20-24-5) on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Sharks priced at +215 and the Avalanche are at -255. The O/U opens at 6.
The Sharks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-2 victory against the Coyotes in their last contest. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 38 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 44 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 46.3%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 21.6% and their PDO rating was 107.1 for this game. San Jose amassed 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They recorded 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to gain puck control. In addition, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't net one. For the game, they converted 4 of the 31 shots they tried.
When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have notched 130 goals (23rd in hockey) this season and have surrendered 166. For the season, they have accumulated 45 points and their points percentage is .459. San Jose has tallied 137 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 14.60%. When playing at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 134 goals while notching 110 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose has taken 1,481 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. The Sharks have had 1,538 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .892. San Jose Sharks opponents have amassed 163 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have racked up 32 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Martin Jones. Jones has been in goal for 359 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 186-131-28 and he started in 352 games. Opponents have racked up 891 goals against Jones in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. Jones has had 9,717 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,826 total saves. His save percentage currently is .908 during his 20,577 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Jones has accumulated 185 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .526.
In their last game, Colorado went up against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Avalanche were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 5-2. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Avalanche scored 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 88 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.0%. Colorado earned a 57.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 39 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 30 Fenwick.
The Avalanche have 122 goals at even strength and 42 goals (1st in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Colorado has attempted 1,626 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.09%, while allowing the other team 1,205 shots. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 164 goals, 66 points, in addition to a points percentage of .702. They have earned 179 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.46%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.82% on their oppositions 154 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%. They have granted a total of 116 goals to be scored by of a combination of 88 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.36 goals/game and he has surrendered 447 goals altogether. Grubauer's quality start percentage is 59.7% and he has 108 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 181 games and has accumulated 11,360 mins. Grubauer has accumulated a career mark of 104-60-21 and has played in 208 games. He has accrued 5,145 stops out of the 5,592 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-255)
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