San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+100) Kings (-120)
Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks (15-16-4) travel to STAPLES Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (14-14-6). The Kings open this game at -120 while the Sharks are priced at +100. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Sharks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 win against the Wild in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 47 and the Corsi against was at 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 50.5%. Their offensive zone starts were at 60.5% and they had a PDO of 103.5 for this one. San Jose had 8 mins in the box for this contest. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They earned 25 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 4 of the 33 shots they put on net.
In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 94 goals (23rd in pro hockey) on the season and have allowed 118. For the season, the have a total of 34 points and their points percentage is sitting at .486. San Jose steps onto the ice with 96 power play opportunities and they have added 18 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.75%. While playing at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 94 goals while earning 76 on offense. San Jose has attempted 1,047 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Sharks have had 1,122 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .895. San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 119 power play opportunities (6th in the NHL) and have tallied 24 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Devan Dubnyk. Over the course of his time in hockey, Dubnyk has accounted for 275 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .540. His save percentage currently is at .914 during his 30,497 mins on the ice. Dubnyk has had 15,392 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 14,070 total saves. The opposition has scored 1,322 goals versus Dubnyk in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.60. He has amassed a record of 250-204-54 and was named the starter in 509 games. Dubnyk has participated in 537 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Los Angeles played the Golden Knights in an outing where the Kings earned a win by a final score of 4-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 111 and they had an oZS percentage of 37.3%. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 38.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 28 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 45 Fenwick. The Kings earned 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. Los Angeles earned a 39.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and they showed out in this one.
The Kings are sitting with 68 goals at even strength and 27 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has attempted 997 shots (29th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.53%, while allowing their opponents 1,067 shots. On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have notched a total of 95 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a total of 119 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 22.69%. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.71% on the other teams 98 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.1%. They have permitted 95 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has allowed 1,542 goals overall. Quick's quality start percentage is 54.1% and he has qualified for 351 quality starts in his career. He has started in 649 contests and his ice time sits at 38,477 minutes. Quick has accrued a career record of 331-247-69 and has been in net for 659 games. He has racked up 16,175 saves out of 17,717 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+100)
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