Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+115) Sharks (-138)
The Anaheim Ducks (30-36-14) are hitting the road to SAP Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the San Jose Sharks (32-35-12). The odds on this game have the Ducks at +115 while the Sharks are priced at -138. The total is 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-3 loss to the Blues their last time out. Anaheim tallied 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. Additionally, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to notch a goal. The Ducks offense didn't overly impress in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 17 shots they attempted.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have racked up 221 goals (24th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 260. For the season, they have earned 74 points and their points percentage is sitting at .463. Anaheim comes into the game with 216 power play opportunities and they have scored 47 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 21.76%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 219 goals while having 174 of their own. Anaheim has tried 2,341 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Ducks have had 2,673 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Anaheim Ducks opponents have totaled 219 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have come away with 41 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be John Gibson. Gibson has taken the ice for 377 games during his hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 166-148-51 and he was named the starter in 369 games. Opponents have tallied 964 goals against Gibson in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.67. Gibson has seen 11,278 shots taken against him and he has 10,314 total saves. His save percentage is at .915 for his 21,655 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gibson has earned 202 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .547.
In their last contest, San Jose played the Golden Knights in a game where the Sharks earned a victory by a final score of 5-4. The Sharks scored 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
For the year, the San Jose Sharks have 205 goals, 76 points, as well as a points percentage of .481. They have allowed 248 goals to be scored by way of 217 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks are sitting with 166 goals at even strength and 39 goals (24th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 210 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.57%. San Jose has attempted 2,299 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.92%, while allowing the other team 2,529 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.65% on the other teams 216 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.2%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see James Reimer defending the net. He has recorded 11,512 stops out of the 12,608 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .913. Reimer is the owner of a career mark of 192-148-52 and has participated in 432 games. He has been a starter 396 games and has played 23,518 mins. Reimer's rate of quality starts comes in at 52.5% and he has 208 quality starts in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has allowed 1,096 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+115)
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