San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/6/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-114) Ducks (-105)
The Anaheim Ducks (11-24-4) will go up against the San Jose Sharks (12-20-7) at Honda Center on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has San Jose at -114 and Anaheim is opening at -105. The over/under is 6.
The San Jose Sharks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 victory against the Blackhawks in their previous game. San Jose compiled 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Sharks had a good offensive outing in the victory. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 28 shots they tried.
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While at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 124 goals while scoring 95 as an offensive unit. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 113 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and have come away with 18 goals in those chances. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 119 goals (18th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have conceded 142. San Jose has taken 1,150 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 31 points and their points % is .397. The Sharks thus far have had 1,181 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .880. San Jose has tallied 111 power play chances and they have notched 24 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 21.62%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kaapo Kahkonen. Kahkonen has played in 80 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned a mark of 37-30-8 and he was named the starter in 76 games. Opponents have notched 230 goals against Kahkonen in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.04. Kahkonen has had 2,343 shot attempts against him and has recorded 2,113 saves. His save percentage is at .902 during his 4,539 minutes between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Kahkonen has 39 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .513.
In their last contest, Anaheim squared up with the Stars in a matchup where the Ducks got the win by a mark of 2-0. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing and scored 1 on that opportunity. The Ducks scored 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took.
The Ducks are sitting with 69 goals at even strength and 18 goals (30th in the league) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 1,129 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.71%, while allowing the opposition 1,494 shots. On the year, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 87 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .333. They have granted a total of 156 goals to be scored by way of 115 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 112 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.07%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 71.33% on their opponents 143 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson in net. His opposition is averaging 2.74 goals/game and he has conceded 1,055 goals altogether. Gibson's rate of quality starts is 54.8% and he has earned 217 quality starts in his career. He has started in 396 games and his ice time sits at 23,108 mins. Gibson has accumulated a career record of 173-164-54 and has played in 404 contests. He has accounted for 11,146 stops out of 12,201 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (-105)
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