Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-209) Sharks (+187)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (8-10-2) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (14-4-1) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Golden Knights coming in at -209 and the Sharks are at +187. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Golden Knights came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 victory over the Wild in the last game they played. The Golden Knights had a good offensive performance in the victory. For the outing, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 28 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. Vegas recorded 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 49 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 52.1%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.7%. They totaled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO of 117.4 in this game.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 51 power play tries (30th in hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 528 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .924. Vegas has taken 574 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. At even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 34 goals while scoring 49 on the offensive side of the ice. Vegas comes into the game with 60 power play chances and they have scored 12 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.00%. For the season, they have accumulated 29 points and their points percentage comes in at .763. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 61 goals (17th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 40.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have tallied 2,122 goals against Fleury in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.56. Fleury has participated in 861 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 49,797 minutes played. He has compiled an overall record of 477-269-82 and he has gotten the start in 705 games. In his career, Fleury has accumulated 388 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .550. Fleury has seen 24,398 shots against him and has recorded 22,276 saves.
In their last game, San Jose opposed the Avalanche in a matchup where the Sharks took the defeat by a final score of 4-0. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Sharks scored 0 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 89 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 42.6%. San Jose earned a 41.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game San Jose played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 43.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 31 and the Avalanche having a 40 Fenwick.
Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks are sitting with 55 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have granted a total of 76 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 11 goals (26th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 63 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.46%. San Jose has attempted 616 shots (21st in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.93%, while allowing the other team 654 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.71% on the other teams 73 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 88.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Martin Jones in goal. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has given up 844 goals in total. Jones' rate of quality starts comes out to 52.7% and he has 176 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 334 games and has accumulated 19,603 minutes. Jones has accrued a lifetime record of 178-125-26 and has been in net for 341 contests. He has gathered 8,373 stops out of the 9,217 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+187)
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