Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-205) Sharks (+173)
Devan Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks (8-10-2) host the Vegas Golden Knights (14-4-1) at SAP Center on Saturday. The Sharks open this contest at +173 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -205. The O/U opens at 6.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory over the Wild in their previous contest. The Golden Knights had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Vegas accrued 6 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 49 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 52.1%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 50.7%. They earned 25 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.9% and their PDO was 117.4 for this game.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 61 goals (19th in the league) on the year and have conceded 40. For the season, they have tallied 29 points and their points percentage sits at .763. Vegas comes into the game with 60 power play chances and they have scored 12 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%. At even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 34 goals while scoring 49 of their own. Vegas has attempted 574 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. The Golden Knights have had 528 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .924. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have recorded 51 power play opportunities (30th in professional hockey) and have racked up 6 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Robin Lehner. Lehner has participated in 306 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 119-121-46 and he has gotten the start in 287 games. Opponents have tallied 780 goals against Lehner in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.72. Lehner has had 9,474 shot attempts against him and he has 8,694 saves. His save percentage currently is .918 in his 17,184 minutes on the ice. In his career, Lehner has accounted for 161 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .561.
Their last time out, San Jose went up against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Sharks were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 4-0. They had a PDO at even strength of 89 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.6%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.7% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Avalanche having a 40 Fenwick. The Sharks earned 0 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. San Jose wound up with a 41.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
On the year, the San Jose Sharks have earned 55 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have permitted 76 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have scored 44 goals at even strength and 11 goals (26th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 63 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.46%. San Jose has put up 616 shots (24th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.93%, while allowing their opponents 654 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.71% on their opponents 73 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.4%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Devan Dubnyk protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has allowed 1,300 goals overall. Dubnyk's quality start rate comes out to 54.2% and he has 272 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 502 games and has racked up 30,043 mins. Dubnyk is sitting with a career record of 248-199-53 and has participated in 529 games. He has compiled 13,862 saves out of 15,162 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+173)
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