San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+123) Ducks (-148)
The San Jose Sharks (22-22-5) are traveling to Honda Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Anaheim Ducks (24-19-9). The moneyline on this contest has San Jose at +123 and Anaheim is coming in at -148. The over/under is set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 defeat to the Golden Knights in their last game. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in the loss. For the outing, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 36 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. San Jose recorded 22 penalty minutes for this contest.
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The Sharks have had 1,537 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .900. At even strength, the Sharks have conceded 134 goals while having 106 of their own. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 126 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have scored 19 goals in those chances. For the year, they have recorded 49 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. San Jose has attempted 1,457 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 130 goals (26th in the league) on the season and have given up 153. San Jose comes into the game with 127 power play chances and they have added 24 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 18.90%.
The man in net for this game is James Reimer. Reimer has been involved in 414 games during his professional hockey career. He has an overall mark of 186-142-47 and he was named the starter in 379 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,049 goals versus Reimer in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.80. Reimer has had 12,070 shots against him and has amassed 11,021 total saves. His save percentage is at .913 for his 22,494 mins between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Reimer has earned 195 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .515.
In their last game, Anaheim played the Canucks in a game where the Ducks ended up with the victory by a final score of 7-4. They had 5 power play chances in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. The Ducks scored 7 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Ducks have 116 goals at even strength and 37 goals (7th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Anaheim has taken 1,546 shots (15th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.90%, while allowing the other team 1,726 shots. For the year, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 153 goals, 57 points, and a points percentage of .548. They have earned 143 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.87%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.31% on their opponents 147 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%. They have allowed 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find John Gibson in net. He has accrued 9,777 stops out of the 10,671 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Gibson holds a career mark of 164-135-48 and has been in goal for 359 contests. He got the starting nod in 351 games and has racked up 20,646 mins. Gibson's quality start percentage is 56.1% and he has 197 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has conceded 894 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+123)
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