San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+109) Kings (-120)
STAPLES Center is the venue where Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (14-14-6) will take on the San Jose Sharks (15-16-4) on Friday. The Kings open this matchup at -120 while the Sharks are priced at +109. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 win against the Wild in their previous game. The Sharks had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. In the outing, they converted 4 of the 33 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. San Jose amassed 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 47 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 50.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.5% and their PDO was 103.5 for this matchup.
San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 119 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have racked up 24 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 1,122 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. San Jose has attempted 1,047 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. While playing at even strength, the Sharks have conceded 94 goals while scoring 76 on offense. San Jose has accumulated 96 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 18.75%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 34 points and their points % is .486. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 94 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 118.
The player in the crease for this game is Martin Jones. Opponents have been able to score 862 goals against Jones in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Jones has played in 349 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .909 during his 20,055 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 183-126-27 and he has gotten the start in 342 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jones has compiled 181 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .529. Jones has seen 9,453 shots against him and has gathered 8,591 total saves.
In their last game, Los Angeles faced off against the Golden Knights in a game where the Kings took home the win by a mark of 4-2. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Kings netted 4 goals of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 111 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.3%. Los Angeles had a 39.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 38.4% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 45 Fenwick at even strength.
On the year, the Los Angeles Kings have a total of 95 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have earned 68 goals at even strength and 27 goals (8th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 119 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.69%. Los Angeles has put up 997 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.53%, while allowing the other team 1,067 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.71% on the other teams 98 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see Calvin Petersen in goal. Petersen is the owner of a career record of 17-14-5 and has been in net for 38 games. Petersen's rate of quality starts comes in at 61.1% and he has qualified for 22 quality starts in his pro career. He has tallied 1,153 stops out of the 1,248 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .924. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has conceded 95 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 36 games and has played 2,223 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-120)
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