San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 11/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+255) Canucks (-333)
The Vancouver Canucks (12-5-1) will take on the San Jose Sharks (3-13-1) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has San Jose at +255 and Vancouver is priced at -333. The betting total is set at 7.
The San Jose Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win against the Blues their last time out. San Jose had 8 penalty mins in this game. Moreover, they had 1 chance with the advantage but didn't net one. The Sharks had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 63 power play tries (6th in the league) and have scored 18 goals in those chances. The Sharks thus far have had 652 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .890. San Jose has attempted 418 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 6.2%. When at even strength, the Sharks have conceded 54 goals while having 18 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose skates onto the rink with 50 power play chances and they have scored 8 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 16.00%. For the year, they have tallied 7 points and their points percentage is .206. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accounted for 26 goals (32nd in the league) so far this year and have given up 72.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. Opponents have scored 466 goals against Blackwood in his NHL career and his goals against average is 3.04. Blackwood has been in net for 164 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .905 in his 9,191 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 67-65-19 and he was named the starter in 154 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Blackwood has earned 80 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .519. Blackwood has had 4,907 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,441 saves.
In their last contest, Vancouver went up against the Kraken in a matchup where the Canucks took the loss by a tally of 4-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Canucks netted 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they took.
Vancouver has attempted 525 shots (16th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 14.29%, while allowing their opponents 557 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.19% on the other teams 57 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.9%. They have earned 68 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 32.35%. The Canucks have 53 goals at even strength and 22 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 45 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have notched a total of 75 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .694.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in goal. Teams are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has given up 499 goals overall. Demko's quality start rate comes out to 56.3% and he has earned 98 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 174 games and his ice time sits at 10,494 minutes. Demko has compiled a lifetime mark of 89-71-15 and has participated in 180 games. He has racked up 5,128 saves out of 5,627 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-333)
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