San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 11/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports
The Anaheim Ducks (7-5-0) welcome the San Jose Sharks (2-10-1) at Honda Center on Sunday.
The San Jose Sharks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 win over the Oilers in the last game they played. San Jose recorded 8 minutes in the box for this game. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. The Sharks had a middle of the road offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 18 shots they put on goal.
San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 51 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have a total of 14 goals in those attempts. The Sharks so far have had 493 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .884. San Jose has tried 315 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 5.4%. While playing at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 43 goals while earning 10 when they are on offense. San Jose steps onto the ice with 40 power play chances and they have scored 7 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.50%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 5 points and their points percentage is sitting at .192. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 17 goals (32nd in the league) so far this year and have given up 57.
The man in net for this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. Over the course of his career, Kahkonen has 51 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .500. His save percentage sits at .898 during his 6,008 mins between the pipes. Kahkonen has had 3,206 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,878 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 328 goals versus Kahkonen in his career and his goals against average is 3.28. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 42-47-12 and was named the starter in 102 games. Kahkonen has been involved in 107 games during his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Anaheim went up against the Penguins in a game where the Ducks ended up losing by a mark of 2-0. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Ducks notched 0 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
The Ducks are sitting with 30 goals at even strength and 7 goals (19th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 335 shots (28th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.04%, while allowing the other team 392 shots. For the season, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 37 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .583. They have permitted 34 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 38 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.42%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.31% on the other teams 58 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%.
Across the ice you are likely to see John Gibson in net. He is sitting with 12,277 saves out of 13,456 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .912. Gibson has earned a career mark of 182-183-59 and has been in goal for 438 games. He has been a starter 429 games and has played 25,054 minutes. Gibson's quality start rate is 54.1% and he has accumulated 232 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.82 goals per contest and he has surrendered 1,179 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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