Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-166) Sharks (+150)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (8-2-1) head to SAP Center on Saturday where they'll meet the San Jose Sharks (5-6-1). The Golden Knights open this matchup at -166 while the Sharks are priced at +150. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Golden Knights had a rough game after their 1-0 loss against the Ducks in their previous game. The Golden Knights didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the outing, they weren't able to score on any of the 21 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. Vegas accumulated 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 54.2%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.4%. They accrued 12 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 48.0% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this matchup.
The Golden Knights have had 278 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .906. At even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 19 goals while notching 31 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 35 power play opportunities (26th in the league) and have tallied 6 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have recorded 17 points and their points percentage is .773. Vegas has taken 344 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 37 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 26. Vegas skates onto the rink with 35 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 14.29%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Robin Lehner. The opposition has scored 780 goals versus Lehner in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.72. Lehner has been in net for 306 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .918 during his 17,184 mins played. He has accumulated an overall record of 119-121-46 and was named the starter in 287 games. In his career, Lehner is sitting with 162 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .564. Lehner has seen 9,474 shots against him and has amassed 8,694 saves.
In their last contest, San Jose squared up with the Kings in a matchup where the Sharks went home in defeat by a tally of 6-2. San Jose went home with a 58.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 45 and the Kings having accrued a 33 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they had an oZS percentage of 65.4%. The Sharks had 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those tries.
The Sharks have accumulated 22 goals at even strength and 7 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has tried 377 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.96%, while allowing the opposition 385 shots. On the year, the San Jose Sharks have notched a total of 30 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .458. They have earned 42 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 16.67%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.85% on their opponents 47 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 8.0%. They have allowed 45 goals to be scored by of a combination of 35 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Martin Jones defending the goal. He has tallied 8,199 stops out of the 9,025 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .908. Jones is sitting with a career record of 176-122-25 and has been in net for 335 games. He has made the start in 328 contests and has played for a total of 19,269 minutes. Jones' percentage of quality starts sits at 52.7% and he has accumulated 173 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals per contest and he has yielded 826 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+150)
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