San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+210) Golden Knights (-250)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (32-11-2) host the San Jose Sharks (18-22-5) at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. The Sharks open this matchup at +210 while the Golden Knights are priced at -250. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Sharks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights their last time out. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 36.2% and they had a PDO of 107.1 in this one. They accounted for 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 57, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 40.6%. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 59 and the Corsi against was 72 which means they had a Corsi rate of 45.0%. San Jose garnered 4 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. The Sharks could have played much better offensively in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they put on net.
When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 115 goals (24th in the league) for the year and have surrendered 149. For the season, they have scored 41 points and their points % is .456. San Jose is sitting with 126 power play opportunities and they have added 20 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 15.87%. At even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 119 goals while notching 95 themselves. San Jose has tried 1,353 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. The Sharks have had 1,417 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .895. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 150 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Martin Jones. Opponents have scored 888 goals against Jones in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.59. Jones has taken the ice for 358 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage sits at .909 for his 20,557 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 186-131-28 and he has started in 351 games. For his professional hockey career, Jones has accounted for 185 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .527. Jones has had 9,709 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 8,821 saves.
In their win over San Jose, Vegas earned a 55.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 59.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 57 and the Sharks having a 39 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 63.8%. The Golden Knights converted 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this matchup and recorded 2 out of those opportunities.
On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 149 goals, 66 points, in addition to a points percentage of .733. They have allowed 98 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have earned 124 goals at even strength and 25 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 137 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 18.25%. Vegas has attempted 1,462 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.19%, while allowing the opposition 1,234 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.47% on their opponents 117 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 92.1%.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Fleury has earned a career mark of 486-276-82 and has played in 877 games. Fleury's quality start percentage comes out to 55.2% and he has qualified for 398 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 22,677 stops out of the 24,837 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has relinquished 2,160 goals in total. He has been a starter 721 games and his ice time sits at 50,739 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+210)
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