San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+105) Golden Knights (-116)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (30-11-2) will play the San Jose Sharks (18-22-4) on Monday. The Sharks open this contest at +105 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -116. The over/under is set at 6.
The Sharks had a rough game after their 5-2 defeat against the Wild in their last outing. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 68.0% and they had a PDO of 87.7 in this one. They had 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against was 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 56.9%. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 46 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 which means they had a Corsi rate of 56.1%. San Jose recorded 4 penalty mins for this game. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the outing, they converted 2 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
The Sharks have had 1,377 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .893. When playing at even strength, the Sharks have conceded 119 goals while scoring 93 on offense. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 145 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 40 points and their points percentage is sitting at .455. San Jose has tried 1,322 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.6%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have earned 113 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 147. San Jose is sitting with 124 power play chances and they have scored 20 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.13%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Martin Jones. Jones has taken the ice for 357 matchups during his hockey career. He has an overall record of 186-131-27 and he was named the starter in 350 games. Opponents have notched 886 goals versus Jones in his career and his goals against rate is 2.59. Jones has seen 9,669 shot attempts against him and has recorded 8,783 saves. His save percentage sits at .908 in his 20,492 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Jones has accounted for 184 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .526.
In their last contest, Vegas played the Ducks in a game where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a mark of 4-0. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. The Golden Knights had 4 goals out of the 51 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 111 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 73.1%. Vegas went home with a 67.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Vegas had and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 70.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 52 and the Ducks having racked up a 22 Fenwick.
So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 142 goals, 62 points, in addition to a points percentage of .721. They have granted a total of 94 goals to be scored by way of 77 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights are sitting with 120 goals at even strength and 22 goals (23rd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 129 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.05%. Vegas has taken 1,393 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.19%, while allowing the opposition 1,168 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.68% on their opponents 111 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 92.0%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Robin Lehner in net. He has recorded 8,886 saves out of the 9,679 shots tried, giving him a save % of .918. Lehner is the owner of a career record of 126-121-47 and has participated in 314 contests. He has been a starter 295 contests and has played for a total of 17,669 mins. Lehner's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.9% and he has accumulated 168 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has relinquished 793 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-116)
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