St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-153) Sharks (+138)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (14-10-5) head to SAP Center on Friday where they'll meet the San Jose Sharks (11-13-3). The Sharks open this contest at +138 while the Blues are priced at -153. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Blues were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 defeat against the Kings in the last game they played. The Blues had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 20 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to net one. St. Louis recorded 7 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 38 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.2%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 52.2%. They totaled 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them were at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 90.0 in this game.
St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 99 power play tries (6th in hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 859 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .891. St. Louis has taken 856 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have conceded 68 goals while getting 71 on offense. St. Louis has accumulated 87 power play opportunities and they have scored 17 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.54%. For the year, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .569. In relation to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have earned 88 goals (13th in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 94.
The player in the crease for this game is Jordan Binnington. Over the course of his time in hockey, Binnington has earned 60 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .594. His save percentage is .914 for his 6,049 minutes in the crease. Binnington has seen 2,837 shots against him and has accrued 2,594 total saves. The opposition has scored 243 goals versus Binnington in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.41. He has accumulated an overall mark of 63-25-12 and he has gotten the start in 101 games. Binnington has participated in 104 games throughout his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose went up against the Golden Knights in a game where the Sharks ended up losing by a mark of 5-4. Their PDO was 98 and they had an oZS percentage of 32.0%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Golden Knights earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength. The Sharks tallied 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. San Jose went home with a 46.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that San Jose had and they showed out in this one.
The Sharks have tallied 60 goals at even strength and 16 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has taken 806 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the opposition 873 shots. This season, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 76 goals, 25 points, and a points percentage of .463. They have recorded 81 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.75%. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.89% on their opponents 95 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.1%. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are expected to see Martin Jones in net. He has a tally of 8,404 saves out of 9,252 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .908. Jones has earned a lifetime record of 179-125-26 and has been in net for 343 games. He got the starting nod in 336 contests and has played for a total of 19,685 mins. Jones' rate of quality starts comes out to 52.7% and he has accumulated 177 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has given up 848 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Jose (+138) and under 5.5 goals
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