San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 4/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+188) Wild (-225)
The Minnesota Wild (46-21-6) will compete against the San Jose Sharks (29-33-11) at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has San Jose at +188 and Minnesota is sitting at -225. The total is 6.
The San Jose Sharks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 loss against the Blackhawks in their previous game. San Jose accumulated 11 mins in the box for this matchup. The Sharks played really well in the defeat. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 37 shots they attempted.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have earned 196 power play opportunities (28th in hockey) and have racked up 28 goals in those attempts. The Sharks have had 2,349 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .902. San Jose has taken 2,148 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 203 goals while scoring 151 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose steps onto the ice with 198 power play opportunities and they have notched 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 18.69%. For the season, they have recorded 69 points and their points percentage sits at .473. When discussing their scoring, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 188 goals (30th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 231.
The player in the crease for this game is James Reimer. For his career, Reimer has tallied 206 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .524. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 23,335 minutes played. Reimer has had 12,507 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 11,422 saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,085 goals against Reimer in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.79. He has amassed an overall record of 191-147-51 and he has gotten the start in 393 games. Reimer has participated in 429 contests during his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Minnesota played the Stars in a game where the Wild earned a victory by a final score of 3-2. They had 1 chance on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Wild earned 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
Minnesota has put up 2,373 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.21%, while allowing the opposition 2,327 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.11% on the other teams 233 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.5%. They have earned 218 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 20.18%. The Wild have earned 222 goals at even strength and 44 goals (18th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 221 goals to be scored by way of 163 goals at even strength and 58 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 266 goals, 98 points, in addition to a points percentage of .671.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury patrolling the crease. He has recorded 24,280 stops out of the 26,592 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .913. Fleury has amassed a lifetime record of 516-298-87 and has participated in 934 games. He has made the start in 778 games and has been on the ice for 54,087 minutes. Fleury's quality start rate comes in at 55.3% and he has qualified for 430 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has surrendered 2,312 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+188)
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