San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+155) Ducks (-188)
The Anaheim Ducks (26-22-9) will go up against the San Jose Sharks (24-24-6) at Honda Center on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Sharks at +155 while the Ducks are priced at -188. The betting total comes in at 6.
The San Jose Sharks had a rough game after their 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights in their previous contest. San Jose amassed 2 mins in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Sharks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the game, they converted 1 out of the 17 shots they attempted.
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The Sharks have had 1,721 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. When playing at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 147 goals while scoring 113 themselves. San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 138 power play opportunities (31st in pro hockey) and have scored 19 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 54 points and their points percentage is .500. San Jose has taken 1,585 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.9%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have notched 141 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have conceded 166. San Jose has 142 power play opportunities and they have notched 28 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 19.72%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Zachary Sawchenko. The opposition has been able to score 17 goals against Sawchenko in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.47. Sawchenko has played in 7 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .911 for his 294 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a record of 1-4-0 and he started in 4 games. In his career, Sawchenko has 1 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .250. Sawchenko has had 192 shots against him and has recorded 175 saves.
In their last contest, Anaheim squared up with the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Ducks ended up losing by a final score of 5-4. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and recorded 2 goals out of those tries. The Ducks scored 4 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried.
Anaheim has taken 1,686 shots (16th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.79%, while allowing the opposition 1,892 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.72% on the other teams 162 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%. They have a total of 159 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.79%. The Ducks have accumulated 124 goals at even strength and 41 goals (6th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 173 goals to be scored by of a combination of 145 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 165 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .535.
Across the ice you will find John Gibson patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals per contest and he has yielded 906 goals overall. Gibson's quality start percentage is 55.9% and he has qualified for 198 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has started in 354 contests and has played 20,799 minutes. Gibson has earned a career mark of 165-137-48 and has participated in 362 games. He has accrued 9,854 saves out of 10,760 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+155)
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