Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 2/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-170) Sharks (+140)
SAP Center is the site where the San Jose Sharks (22-21-5) will attempt to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights (28-18-4) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Golden Knights at -170 while the Sharks are coming in at +140. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-3 defeat to the Kings in their last game. Vegas tallied 6 penalty minutes for this contest. The Golden Knights had an average offensive performance in this loss. They also had 3 power play tries and scored 1 goal. In the game, they netted 3 out of the 24 shots they launched.
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The Golden Knights have had 1,495 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .901. While playing at even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 119 goals while having 136 of their own. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 138 power play tries (20th in the NHL) and have earned 29 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have recorded 60 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. Vegas has attempted 1,666 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. Concerning their scoring, the Vegas Golden Knights have racked up 161 goals (11th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 148. Vegas comes into tonight with 128 power play opportunities and they have scored 25 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.53%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit has played in 100 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has earned a mark of 41-36-8 and he was named the starter in 80 games. The opposition has scored 247 goals against Brossoit in his career and his goals against average is 2.80. Brossoit has had 2,665 shots against him and has garnered 2,418 saves. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 5,284 minutes on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Brossoit has 43 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .538.
In their last game, San Jose played the Canucks in a game where the Sharks went home in defeat by a final score of 5-4. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and netted 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Sharks had 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
The Sharks have 105 goals at even strength and 24 goals (24th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. San Jose has taken 1,421 shots (27th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.08%, while allowing the other team 1,502 shots. So far this year, the San Jose Sharks are sitting with 129 goals, 49 points, as well as a points percentage of .510. They have a total of 124 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.35%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 84.55% on the other teams 123 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have permitted 149 goals to be scored by of a combination of 130 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see James Reimer defending the net. He has accrued 10,990 saves out of 12,036 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .913. Reimer has amassed a lifetime mark of 186-141-47 and has been in goal for 413 contests. He has started in 378 games and his ice time sits at 22,436 minutes. Reimer's quality start rate is 51.3% and he has made 194 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.80 goals/game and he has given up 1,046 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-170)
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