San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+160) Blues (-178)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (10-5-2) will play the San Jose Sharks (6-7-2) on Saturday. The Sharks open this game at +160 while the Blues are priced at -178. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Sharks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 loss against the Blues in their last outing. The Corsi for the Sharks was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 43.1%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 36.3% and they had a PDO of 103.7 for this game. San Jose amassed 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.2%. They accumulated 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to control the puck. Additionally, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 32 shots they put on net.
San Jose Sharks opponents have amassed 57 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have come away with 14 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 484 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .890. San Jose has taken 463 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.8%. At even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 39 goals while earning 28 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose has accumulated 48 power play chances and they have tallied 8 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 16.67%. For the season, they have tallied 14 points and their points percentage comes in at .467. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have earned 36 goals (24th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 53.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk has been in goal for 526 games during his NHL career. He has a win-loss mark of 247-198-53 and he was named the starter in 500 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,288 goals versus Dubnyk in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Dubnyk has had 15,086 shots taken against him and has recorded 13,798 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 29,897 minutes between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Dubnyk has recorded 272 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .544.
In their win over San Jose, the Blues PDO at even strength was 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 63.7%. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and converted 2 out of those opportunities. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.8% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Sharks ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength. The Blues converted 3 goals of the 45 shots on goal they were seeking. St. Louis earned a 56.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
For the season, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 54 goals, 22 points, and a points percentage of .647. They have allowed 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 32 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues are sitting with 46 goals at even strength and 8 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 54 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.81%. St. Louis has taken 519 shots (7th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.40%, while allowing the other team 505 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 74.24% on their oppositions 66 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jordan Binnington protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.31 goals per game and he has yielded 216 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start rate sits at 61.3% and he has qualified for 57 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 93 contests and has played for a total of 5,607 minutes. Binnington has a career mark of 62-21-10 and has played in 96 games. He has recorded 2,399 saves out of 2,615 shots tried, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+160)
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