Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 5/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-200) Sharks (+162)
SAP Center is the site where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (21-27-6) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (38-13-2) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Golden Knights coming in at -200 and the Sharks are at +162. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Golden Knights were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 defeat to the Avalanche in their last outing. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 62.4% and they had a PDO of 93.3 for this matchup. They garnered 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 17 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.7%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 49 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.7%. Vegas accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 37 shots they tried.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have amassed 138 power play tries (27th in the NHL) and have racked up 19 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 1,508 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .919. Vegas has taken 1,785 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 103 goals while notching 154 themselves. Vegas is sitting with 163 power play chances and they have scored 30 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 18.40%. For the year, they have scored 78 points and their points percentage is sitting at .736. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 184 goals (5th in hockey) this year and have allowed 122.
The man in net for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has taken the ice for 882 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss record of 491-276-82 and got the start in 726 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,169 goals versus Fleury in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. Fleury has seen 24,977 shots against him and has recorded 22,808 saves. His save percentage is at .913 for his 51,044 mins in the crease. For his career, Fleury has recorded 402 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .554.
Their last time out, San Jose faced the Coyotes in a game where the Sharks took a loss by a final of 5-4. They had a PDO of 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 55.5%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.6% by compiling a Fenwick of 51 and the Coyotes finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Sharks had 4 goals of the 48 shots on goal they pursued. San Jose had a 58.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and we'd say they played well overall.
This season, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 146 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .444. They have allowed 190 goals to be scored by way of 155 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have accumulated 124 goals at even strength and 22 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 153 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.38%. San Jose has attempted 1,663 shots (13th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.78%, while allowing their opponents 1,747 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.34% on their opponents 178 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
Across the ice you are going to see Martin Jones defending the net. He has a tally of 8,885 stops out of 9,783 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .908. Jones has accumulated a career mark of 186-132-29 and has been in net for 361 games. He got the starting nod in 354 games and has played for a total of 20,697 minutes. Jones' quality start percentage is 52.5% and he has made 186 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has surrendered 898 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Jose (+162) and under 6 goals
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