San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+102) Kings (-113)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (5-5-1) head to STAPLES Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (3-6-3). The Sharks open this contest at +102 while the Kings are coming in at -113. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Kings in their last outing. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 59 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 61.5%. Their offensive zone starts were at 46.3% and they had a PDO of 99.9 for this one. San Jose had 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Sharks played really well in this victory. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.5%. They garnered 20 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to control the puck. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. In the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 40 shots they looked to score on.
San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 41 power play opportunities (16th in professional hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 354 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. San Jose has tried 346 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.1%. When at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 32 goals while notching 21 of their own. San Jose has accounted for 40 power play chances and they have notched 6 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 15.00%. For the current season, they have scored 11 points and their points percentage is .500. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 28 goals (27th in hockey) so far this season and have conceded 39.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Martin Jones. The opposition has scored 820 goals versus Jones in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.56. Jones has participated in 334 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .909 for his 19,218 mins in the crease. He has a win-loss record of 176-121-25 and he has gotten the start in 327 games. Over the course of his career, Jones has 173 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .529. Jones has seen 8,999 shots against him and has recorded 8,179 saves.
In their loss to San Jose, L.A. had a PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 53.7%. They had 4 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick rate was 39.5% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks earning a 46 Fenwick at even strength. The Kings recorded 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 38.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you might say they have had worse games.
Los Angeles has taken 342 shots (19th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.94%, while allowing the other team 395 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 85.37% on their opponents 41 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 9.9%. They have a total of 47 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.28%. The Kings have accumulated 24 goals at even strength and 10 goals (15th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 41 goals to be scored by way of 35 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 34 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .375.
Across the ice you are going to see Jonathan Quick in the crease. He has gathered 15,957 saves out of 17,478 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Quick has accrued a career mark of 327-242-69 and has been in goal for 650 contests. He got the starting nod in 640 contests and has racked up 37,938 mins. Quick's quality start rate sits at 54.2% and he has qualified for 347 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has conceded 1,521 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-113)
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