San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+125) Blues (-150)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues will take on the San Jose Sharks on Monday. The Blues open this contest at -150 while the Sharks are coming in at +125. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Sharks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 3 loss against the Coyotes their last time out. The Sharks played like an average offensive team in the defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals out of those tries. San Jose racked up 10 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 50 and the Corsi against at even strength was 48 giving them a Corsi percentage of 51.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against was 39, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.7%. They earned 12 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 47.8% and they had a PDO of 85.8 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Arizona Coyotes racked up a total of 26 shots. They had a total of 12 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
Looking after the goal for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 31 years old and has totaled 111 mins in goal this year. Jones is surrendering an average of 4.34 goals per game which puts him at 12th among Western Conference goalies and 25th in the NHL. For the season, he's surrendered 8 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .869 which puts him at 12th among Western Conference goalies. So far this season, they have scored a total of 6 goals which has them at 8th in the Western Conference and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, putting them at 22nd in the league. The Sharks have a total of 2 points, which has them at 21st in the league and 9th in the Western Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they have a total of 69 which has them at 4th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a team, San Jose has racked up a total of 37 hits which means they are averaging 18.5 per contest. They have a total of 26 blocks for the year.
The Blues played the Avalanche in a game where the Blues took a loss by a tally of 8 - 0. St. Louis earned a 46.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 26 and they conceded a Corsi of 30. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 19 and the Avalanche having a 24 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 85.7 and their percentage of oZS was 45.7%. The Blues converted 0 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. As for their opponent, the Avalanche had 7 power play attempts and went on to score 5 goals. St. Louis allowed 38 shots on goal and the Avalanche had 10 minutes in the box.
In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a bad year by allowing 3.00 goals per game and that has him ranked 8th among Western Conference goalies and 17th among goalies in the NHL. In the 100 mins he has played, he's allowed 5 goals. He's earned a save % of .902, which puts him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 19th among goalies in the NHL. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the league with -5. They currently have a total of 4 goals for this season which is good for 12th in the conference. St. Louis has a team save percentage of .862 which has them ranked 27th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.5% ranking them 12th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+125)
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