San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+191) Golden Knights (-240)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where the Vegas Golden Knights (29-20-4) will take on the San Jose Sharks (24-23-6) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Sharks at +191 while the Golden Knights open at -240. The betting total comes in at 6.
The San Jose Sharks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-1 victory against the Kraken in their previous contest. San Jose garnered 15 minutes in the box for this contest. The Sharks offense showed they have some room for improvement in the victory. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. In the outing, they netted 3 out of the 24 shots they attempted.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have recorded 137 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have a total of 19 goals in those attempts. The Sharks have had 1,690 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. San Jose has taken 1,568 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. When at even strength, the Sharks have surrendered 144 goals while having 112 themselves. San Jose has tallied 142 power play opportunities and they have notched 28 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 19.72%. For the year, the have a total of 54 points and their points percentage is .509. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have notched 140 goals (25th in hockey) on the year and have given up 163.
The player protecting the goal in this game is James Reimer. The opposition has racked up 1,059 goals against Reimer in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Reimer has participated in 418 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 22,744 minutes played. He has earned a mark of 188-143-48 and got the start in 383 games. In his professional hockey career, Reimer has accounted for 198 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .517. Reimer has seen 12,223 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 11,164 saves.
In their last outing, Vegas faced the Avalanche in a matchup where the Golden Knights ended up losing by a final of 3-2. The Golden Knights had 2 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Vegas has taken 1,781 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing their opponents 1,584 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.14% on their opponents 146 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.2%. They have a total of 135 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.52%. The Golden Knights have racked up 143 goals at even strength and 25 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 155 goals to be scored by of a combination of 126 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 168 goals, 62 points, in addition to a points percentage of .585.
For the opposition you are likely to see Robin Lehner between the pipes. He is sitting with 9,957 stops out of 10,861 shots tried, giving him a save % of .917. Lehner has amassed a lifetime record of 148-137-48 and has participated in 354 games. He has been a starter 335 contests and his ice time sits at 20,027 minutes. Lehner's quality start percentage sits at 55.5% and he has 186 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has yielded 904 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (+191)
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