St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-149) Sharks (+135)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (14-8-3) travel to SAP Center on Monday where they'll meet the San Jose Sharks (8-11-3). The Sharks open this game at +135 while the Blues are priced at -149. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Blues will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 loss to the Kings in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 30 and the Corsi against was at 53 which means they had a Corsi rate of 36.1%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.4% and they had a PDO of 98.0 in this one. St. Louis accumulated 4 mins in the box in this outing. The Blues were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.1%. They amassed 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to control the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 25 shots they put on net.
The Blues have had 749 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 54 goals while getting 66 of their own. St. Louis Blues opponents have 89 power play opportunities (2nd in the league) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 31 points and their points percentage is sitting at .620. St. Louis has taken 752 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.6%. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 80 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 77. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 75 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 18.67%.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has been involved in 102 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 63-24-11 and he has started in 99 games. The opposition has been able to score 235 goals versus Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.38. Binnington has had 2,774 shots against him and has garnered 2,539 total saves. His save percentage currently is .915 in his 5,929 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Binnington has compiled 60 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .606.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose faced off against the Golden Knights in a game where the Sharks ended up losing by a final of 4-0. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Sharks recorded 0 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 87 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.5%. San Jose earned a 44.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.5% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 42 Fenwick.
The Sharks are sitting with 47 goals at even strength and 12 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. San Jose has attempted 669 shots (19th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.82%, while allowing the opposition 713 shots. On the year, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 59 goals, 19 points, and a points percentage of .432. They have a tally of 69 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.39%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.48% on their opponents 79 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.1%. They have granted a total of 85 goals to be scored by way of 68 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Martin Jones defending the net. He has a tally of 8,378 saves out of 9,225 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .908. Jones is sitting with a career record of 178-125-26 and has participated in 342 contests. He has been a starter 335 games and has racked up 19,626 mins. Jones' quality start rate is 52.5% and he has qualified for 176 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has yielded 847 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+135)
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