Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 2/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-210) Sharks (+175)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (7-8-2) play the Vegas Golden Knights (11-4-1) at SAP Center on Thursday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -210 while the Sharks are coming in at +175. The total is set at 6.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 victory over the Avalanche in the last game they played. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 35.3% and their PDO was 108.7 for this one. They tallied 17 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.0%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 38 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 51 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. Vegas accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. The Golden Knights had an average offensive outing in this win. For the outing, they converted 3 of the 28 shots they put on net.
In regard to scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 48 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 33. For the season, the have a total of 23 points and their points percentage sits at .719. Vegas has tallied 52 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.23%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 27 goals while earning 38 on the offensive side of the ice. Vegas has taken 480 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The Golden Knights have had 431 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .923. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 47 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and have tallied 6 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has taken the ice for 858 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 474-269-82 and he started in 702 games. The opposition has notched 2,115 goals versus Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Fleury has had 24,301 shots taken against him and has accrued 22,186 saves. His save percentage currently is .913 during his 49,613 minutes in the crease. In his career, Fleury is sitting with 386 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .550.
The last time they were on the ice, San Jose played the Wild in a game where the Sharks were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 6-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks scored 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 91 and their percentage of oZS was 54.5%. San Jose wrapped up this game with a 49.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Wild earning a 39 Fenwick.
The Sharks have 35 goals at even strength and 8 goals (26th in the league) while having more men on the ice. San Jose has taken 523 shots (17th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.22%, while allowing the other team 550 shots. For the year, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 43 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .471. They have a total of 51 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.69%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.19% on the other teams 63 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.5%. They have granted a total of 63 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Martin Jones in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has surrendered 838 goals in total. Jones' rate of quality starts is 52.7% and he has accumulated 175 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 332 contests and has been on the ice for 19,483 minutes. Jones has amassed a career record of 177-124-26 and has participated in 339 contests. He is sitting with 8,306 saves out of the 9,144 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-210)
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