Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-134) Sharks (+112)
The Vancouver Canucks (7-10-3) are headed to SAP Center on Sunday where they will meet the San Jose Sharks (7-13-3). The odds on this game have Vancouver at -134 while San Jose is at +112. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Avalanche in the last game they played. Vancouver accumulated 12 penalty minutes in this outing. The Canucks played really well in the win. They also had 5 power play chances but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 of the 25 shots they put on net.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have 67 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have racked up 23 goals in those chances. The Canucks have seen 672 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .884. Vancouver has taken 598 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.7%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 55 goals while having 51 themselves. Vancouver is sitting with 70 power play chances and they have tallied 19 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 27.14%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 17 points and their points percentage is .425. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 70 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 78.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Thatcher Demko. Over the course of his pro career, Demko has 77 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .538. His save percentage is at .910 for his 8,686 minutes in the crease. Demko has had 4,697 shots against him and he has 4,273 saves. Opponents have notched 424 goals versus Demko in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.93. He has earned an overall mark of 69-62-13 and he has started in 143 games. Demko has played in 149 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose played the Kings in a matchup where the Sharks took the loss by a score of 5-2. The Sharks had 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 68 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .370. They have granted a total of 82 goals to be scored by of a combination of 76 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have racked up 56 goals at even strength and 12 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 60 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.00%. San Jose has attempted 685 shots (11th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.93%, while allowing their opponents 716 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 90.00% on the other teams 60 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.5%.
Across the ice you are going to see James Reimer in the crease. Reimer has amassed a lifetime mark of 197-156-55 and has participated in 448 contests. Reimer's percentage of quality starts comes in at 52.4% and he has qualified for 216 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 11,958 saves out of 13,104 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.81 goals/game and he has conceded 1,146 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 412 contests and has played 24,481 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-134)
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