St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-132) Sharks (-111)
SAP Center is the venue where Adin Hill and the San Jose Sharks (6-3-0) will play the St. Louis Blues (6-1-0) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Blues priced at -132 and the Sharks are at -111. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 1-0 win against the Blackhawks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Blues was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against was at 49 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.2%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 51.4% and their PDO rating was 100.0 for this one. St. Louis recorded 6 mins in the box in this contest. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 47 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 57.3%. They compiled 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 1 out of the 37 shots they tried.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have 23 power play opportunities (25th in hockey) and have come away with 2 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 237 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .937. St. Louis has attempted 229 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.7%. While at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 13 goals while having 22 of their own. St. Louis has accounted for 20 power play opportunities and they have scored 7 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 35.00%. For the season, they have tallied 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .857. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 29 goals (8th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 15.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ville Husso. The opposition has been able to score 49 goals against Husso in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.01. Husso has participated in 18 games during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .901 for his 977 minutes on the ice. He has amassed a record of 10-6-1 and he was named the starter in 16 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Husso has 8 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .500. Husso has had 494 shots taken against him and has garnered 445 total saves.
In their last contest, San Jose faced the Sabres in an outing where the Sharks got the victory by a tally of 5-3. They had a PDO of 110 and their oZS percentage was 42.7%. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 30 and the Sabres ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Sharks had 5 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. San Jose wound up with a 48.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose had and they looked like the better team in this game.
San Jose has taken 274 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.85%, while allowing their opponents 263 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.00% on the other teams 20 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%. They have earned 28 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.43%. The Sharks have accumulated 21 goals at even strength and 6 goals (15th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 22 goals to be scored by of a combination of 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 27 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667.
Across the ice you are going to see Adin Hill in net. Hill holds a lifetime mark of 22-23-4 and has participated in 54 contests. Hill's quality start percentage is 43.5% and he has made 20 quality starts in his NHL career. He has gathered 1,313 stops out of 1,446 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .908. His opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per contest and he has allowed 133 goals altogether. He has made the start in 46 games and has played 2,848 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (-111)
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