San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+105) Kings (-125)
STAPLES Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (3-6-2) will take on the San Jose Sharks (4-5-1) on Tuesday. The Kings open this contest at -125 while the Sharks are priced at +105. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 loss against the Ducks in their previous game. The Sharks didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 27 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to net one. San Jose tallied 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 41 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 45.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 51.4%. They recorded 23 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 50.0% and their PDO was 99.4 in this one.
With regard to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 25 goals (28th in the NHL) for the season and have surrendered 36. For the current campaign, they have recorded 9 points and their points percentage sits at .450. San Jose is sitting with 38 power play chances and they have added 6 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 15.79%. While playing at even strength, the Sharks have allowed 30 goals while earning 18 as an offensive unit. San Jose has attempted 306 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Sharks have had 327 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .890. San Jose Sharks opponents have amassed 37 power play opportunities (20th in the league) and have come away with 5 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Martin Jones. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jones has recorded 173 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .531. His save percentage is at .909 in his 19,155 mins between the pipes. Jones has seen 8,972 shot attempts against him and has garnered 8,155 saves. Opponents have scored 817 goals versus Jones in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. He has accumulated a record of 175-121-25 and he was named the starter in 326 games. Jones has been in net for 333 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last outing, Los Angeles faced off against the Golden Knights in a game where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 4-3. Their PDO was 103 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.9%. They had 4 chances on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. The Kings netted 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they took. Los Angeles had a 47.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Los Angeles had and we'd say they played an average game.
The Kings have tallied 22 goals at even strength and 9 goals (15th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has taken 315 shots (20th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.84%, while allowing the opposition 355 shots. So far this year, the Los Angeles Kings have a total of 31 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .364. They have a total of 43 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.93%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on the other teams 39 power play chances, and their save percentage is 9.8%. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.41 goals/game and he has allowed 1,521 goals overall. Quick's quality start rate comes out to 54.2% and he has 347 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 640 games and has been on the ice for 37,938 minutes. Quick has accumulated a career record of 327-242-69 and has played in 650 games. He has accrued 15,957 stops out of 17,478 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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