San Jose Sharks vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 10/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+110) Canadiens (-130)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens host the San Jose Sharks at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Sharks coming in at +110 and the Canadiens are at -130. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Jets in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.2 in this game. They accounted for 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 15 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 24, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. The Corsi for the Sharks was 41 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 43 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 48.8%. San Jose amassed 17 minutes in the box in this game. Moreover, they had 5 power play tries and were able to score 2 goals. The Sharks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. In the matchup, they converted 4 of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Sharks have had 23 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .870. While playing at even strength, the Sharks have given up 3 goals while notching 2 on offense. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 3 power play opportunities (31st in pro hockey) but have no goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 2 points and their points percentage is sitting at 1.000. San Jose has taken 31 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.9%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 4 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 3. San Jose steps onto the ice with 5 power play chances and they have added 2 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 40.00%.
The man in goal for this game is Adin Hill. The opposition has notched 123 goals against Hill in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. Hill has played in 50 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .909 during his 2,644 minutes played. He has earned a record of 20-21-4 and he has gotten the start in 42 games. In his professional hockey career, Hill has accumulated 19 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .452. Hill has had 1,347 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 1,224 total saves.
In their last outing, Montreal faced off against the Rangers in an outing where the Canadiens took the loss by a mark of 3-1. Their PDO was 94 and their oZS percentage was 67.6%. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 53.6% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Rangers ending the game with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens tallied 1 goal of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. Montreal wound up with a 55.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
The Canadiens have accumulated 3 goals at even strength and 0 goals (32nd in the league) while on the power play. Montreal has attempted 95 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 3.16%, while allowing their opponents 90 shots. On the year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 3 goals. They have a total of 11 power play opportunities. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 61.54% on their opponents 13 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.9%. They have allowed 10 goals to be scored by way of 5 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Allen in net. Teams are averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has given up 752 goals in total. Allen's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.0% and he has made 162 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 300 contests and has been on the ice for 17,926 minutes. Allen is the owner of a lifetime record of 159-108-31 and has participated in 320 games. He has racked up 7,799 stops out of the 8,551 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-130)
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