Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 12/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-122) Sharks (+102)
SAP Center is the location where the San Jose Sharks (8-16-4) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (11-12-3) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Canucks at -122 and the Sharks are opening at +102. The betting total is set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-6 victory over the Canadiens in their previous game. Vancouver compiled 11 penalty mins for this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. The Canucks had a solid offensive output in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 7 out of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 80 power play tries (22nd in the NHL) and have racked up 25 goals in those chances. The Canucks have had 842 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .881. Vancouver has tried 783 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.6%. While at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 75 goals while having 66 when they are on offense. Vancouver has compiled 93 power play opportunities and they have tallied 25 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 26.88%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 25 points and their points % is .481. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 91 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have conceded 100.
The player between the pipes for this game is Spencer Martin. In his professional hockey career, Martin has accounted for 11 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .550. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 1,216 mins on the ice. Martin has seen 656 shots against him and has garnered 595 total saves. The opposition has notched 61 goals versus Martin in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.01. He has accumulated a record of 10-4-5 and he was named the starter in 20 games. Martin has played in 21 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, San Jose played the Sabres in a matchup where the Sharks took the defeat by a final of 6-3. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup and scored 1 on that try. The Sharks recorded 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
So far this season, the San Jose Sharks have a total of 81 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .357. They have allowed 100 goals to be scored by way of 89 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sharks have racked up 66 goals at even strength and 15 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 71 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 21.13%. San Jose has attempted 834 shots (10th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.71%, while allowing the other team 873 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 86.25% on the other teams 80 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Kaapo Kahkonen between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.99 goals/game and he has allowed 215 goals overall. Kahkonen's quality start percentage comes out to 52.8% and he has accumulated 38 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 72 games and has racked up 4,320 minutes. Kahkonen is the owner of a lifetime record of 36-29-7 and has played in 76 games. He has gathered 2,036 saves out of 2,251 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .904.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-122)
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