San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+222) Golden Knights (-250)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (18-6-1) host the San Jose Sharks (11-11-3) at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. The Sharks open this game at +222 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -250. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Sharks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win over the Ducks their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 38.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.2 in this game. They accumulated 27 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.5%. The Corsi for the Sharks was sitting at 46 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.5%. San Jose accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Sharks had an average offensive output in the win. In the outing, they converted 3 out of the 33 shots they put on goal.
The Sharks have had 800 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .890. When at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 70 goals while earning 56 of their own. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 87 power play tries (13th in the NHL) and have scored 18 goals in those attempts. For the current season, the have a total of 25 points and their points percentage sits at .500. San Jose has tried 749 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 71 goals (23rd in the league) on the year and have allowed 88. San Jose has tallied 77 power play chances and they have added 15 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.48%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Devan Dubnyk. The opposition has notched 1,308 goals versus Dubnyk in his career and his goals against rate is 2.59. Dubnyk has taken the ice for 533 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .914 during his 30,262 minutes in the crease. He has earned a record of 250-200-54 and he started in 505 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Dubnyk has accumulated 274 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .543. Dubnyk has had 15,273 shots against him and has gathered 13,965 total saves.
Their last time out, Vegas faced the Blues in a game where the Golden Knights ended up with the win by a final score of 5-1. Vegas had a 56.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.4% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Blues finishing with a 29 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 116 and their percentage of oZS was 65.6%. The Golden Knights scored 5 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal.
Vegas has tried 752 shots (24th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.04%, while allowing the other team 691 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.29% on their opponents 68 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%. They have earned 77 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 16.88%. The Golden Knights have tallied 70 goals at even strength and 13 goals (25th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 55 goals to be scored by of a combination of 45 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have 83 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .740.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the net. Fleury has accrued a career mark of 480-271-82 and has played in 866 games. Fleury's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.1% and he has earned 391 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has tallied 22,398 saves out of 24,530 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 2,132 goals in total. He has been a starter 710 games and has played for a total of 50,085 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+222)
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