St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-140) Sharks (+126)
SAP Center is the venue where Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks (11-13-3) will take on the St. Louis Blues (14-10-5) on Saturday. The Sharks open this contest at +126 while the Blues are priced at -140. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Blues had a rough game after their 4-1 defeat against the Kings in the last game they played. The Blues had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 20 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to make the most of that try. St. Louis compiled 7 mins in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues was 45 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they had a Corsi rate of 54.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.2%. They accumulated 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 60.0% and their PDO rating was 90.0 for this matchup.
Concerning scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 88 goals (16th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 94. For the current campaign, the have a total of 33 points and their points % is .569. St. Louis comes into tonight with 87 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.54%. At even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 68 goals while scoring 71 themselves. St. Louis has attempted 856 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Blues have had 859 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .891. St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 99 power play opportunities (8th in professional hockey) and have scored 26 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Ville Husso. Opponents have racked up 31 goals versus Husso in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 3.57. Husso has taken the ice for 10 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .879 in his 522 mins on the ice. He has amassed a mark of 5-3-1 and got the start in 8 games. During his career on the ice, Husso has accumulated 3 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .375. Husso has had 257 shots against him and has recorded 226 saves.
In their last outing, San Jose played the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Sharks went home in defeat by a score of 5-4. San Jose earned a 46.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 32 and the Golden Knights having a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 98 and they had an oZS percentage of 32.0%. The Sharks recorded 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and recorded 1 out of those chances.
So far this year, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 76 goals, 25 points, as well as a points percentage of .463. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 74 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have accumulated 60 goals at even strength and 16 goals (24th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 81 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 19.75%. San Jose has put up 806 shots (26th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the opposition 873 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.89% on the other teams 95 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.1%.
For the opposition you will find Devan Dubnyk in net. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has yielded 1,315 goals altogether. Dubnyk's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.2% and he has accumulated 275 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 507 contests and has accumulated 30,379 mins. Dubnyk is the owner of a lifetime record of 250-202-54 and has participated in 535 games. He has gathered 14,031 saves out of the 15,346 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+126)
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