San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+135) Blues (-167)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (2-1-0) play the San Jose Sharks (1-2-0) at Enterprise Center on Wednesday. The Sharks open this contest at +135 while the Blues are coming in at -167. The total is set at 5.5.
The Sharks will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 4 loss to the Blues their last time out. The Sharks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the loss. In the matchup, they netted 4 of the 26 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals out of those chances. San Jose had a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Sharks was 30 and the Corsi against was 45 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 40.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 37, which means they earned a rate of 42.2%. They won 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 27.6% and they had a PDO of 94.9 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the St. Louis Blues earned a total of 33 shots. They had 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The man between the pipes for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 31 years old and has totaled 111 minutes in net for the season. Jones is surrendering 4.34 GAA which places him at 12th among West goalies and 28th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's surrendered 8 goals. He has a save percentage of .869 which places him at 12th among West goalies. So far this season, the Sharks have earned a total of 10 goals which ranks them 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, ranking them 25th in the league. The Sharks currently have a total of 2 pts, which ranks them 27th in the league and 11th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 95 which ranks them 6th in the conference and 10th in the league. As a unit, San Jose has compiled a total of 45 hits which means they are averaging 15 per game. They currently have a total of 34 blocks for the season.
In their win against the Sharks, St. Louis went home with a 60.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 and they surrendered a Corsi of 30. Their Fenwick rate was 57.8% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Sharks having a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that St. Louis played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 105.1 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 72.4%. The Blues netted 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Sharks had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. St. Louis gave up 26 shots on goal and the Sharks ended up with 6 penalty minutes.
In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a tough season by giving up 3.38 goals per game and that has him 9th in the Western Conference and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 160 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 9 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .883, which places him at 11th in the Western Conference and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they sit 12th in the West and 27th in the NHL with -4. They have compiled a total of 9 goals for the season which has them at 9th in the conference. St. Louis has a team save percentage of .857 which currently has them ranked 29th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which is good for 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-167)
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