San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+155) Wild (-190)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild play the San Jose Sharks at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. The Sharks open this contest at +155 while the Wild are coming in at -190. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-2 defeat against the Avalanche in their previous game. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 37 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 43 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 46.3%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 34.8% and their PDO rating was 85.8 for this game. San Jose tallied 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Sharks had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick against was 28, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They had a tally of 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the puck. They also had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal. For the game, they converted 2 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 39 goals (24th in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 40. For the current season, they have earned 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .536. San Jose is sitting with 40 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 22.50%. When playing at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 36 goals while having 30 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose has taken 410 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Sharks have had 422 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 39 power play tries (25th in the NHL) and have racked up 4 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is James Reimer. In his professional hockey career, Reimer has accounted for 182 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .510. His save percentage is at .914 during his 21,303 mins on the ice. Reimer has had 11,389 shots taken against him and has recorded 10,405 total saves. The opposition has scored 984 goals against Reimer in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.77. He has a win-loss mark of 176-133-44 and he has started in 357 games. Reimer has played in 392 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Minnesota opposed the Kraken in an outing where the Wild notched a win by a final of 4-2. Their PDO at even strength was 116 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 33.3%. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 41.8% by tallying a Fenwick of 28 and the Kraken having earned a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Wild scored 4 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they took. Minnesota wrapped up this game with a 44.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Minnesota played and it was an excellent showing for this outing.
So far this year, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 47 goals, 20 points, and a points percentage of .714. They have allowed 43 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have earned 39 goals at even strength and 8 goals (19th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 44 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.18%. Minnesota has taken 479 shots (10th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.81%, while allowing the opposition 415 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.55% on their opponents 49 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Cam Talbot defending the net. Talbot has compiled a lifetime record of 177-133-30 and has been in net for 358 games. Talbot's quality start rate sits at 52.6% and he has 181 quality starts in his hockey career. He has tallied 9,626 saves out of 10,520 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has yielded 894 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 344 games and has been on the ice for 20,520 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-190)
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