San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+206) Golden Knights (-234)
Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks (11-12-3) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights (19-6-1). The odds on this matchup have the Sharks coming in at +206 and the Golden Knights are at -234. The O/U opens at 6.
The Sharks will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Golden Knights in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Sharks was 50 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 61 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 45.0%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 39.4% and they had a PDO of 101.1 for this one. San Jose compiled 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Sharks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 46.6%. They recorded 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to score. For the outing, they netted 1 out of the 24 shots they launched.
Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have earned 72 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 90. For the year, they have tallied 25 points and their points percentage sits at .481. San Jose steps onto the ice with 78 power play chances and they have added 15 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.23%. When playing at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 71 goals while earning 57 on offense. San Jose has taken 773 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Sharks have had 836 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .892. San Jose Sharks opponents have recorded 90 power play opportunities (14th in hockey) and have notched 19 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk has participated in 534 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 250-201-54 and got the start in 506 games. Opponents have racked up 1,310 goals versus Dubnyk in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.59. Dubnyk has had 15,309 shot attempts against him and has accrued 13,999 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .914 for his 30,320 mins played. For his professional hockey career, Dubnyk has accounted for 275 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .543.
In their win over San Jose, Vegas had 3 power play chances in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. The Golden Knights recorded 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 99 and they earned an oZS percentage of 60.6%. Vegas wrapped up this game with a 55.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate was 53.4% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Sharks finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
Vegas has attempted 788 shots (24th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.79%, while allowing their opponents 715 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 85.51% on the other teams 69 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 92.2%. They have a total of 80 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 17.50%. The Golden Knights have earned 71 goals at even strength and 14 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 56 goals to be scored by of a combination of 46 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 85 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .750.
For the opposition you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has surrendered 2,133 goals overall. Fleury's percentage of quality starts is 55.1% and he has qualified for 392 quality starting assignments in his career. He was named a starter in 711 contests and has accumulated 50,145 mins. Fleury is the owner of a lifetime record of 481-271-82 and has participated in 867 contests. He has recorded 22,421 stops out of 24,554 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+206)
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