San Jose Sharks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/6/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+165) Jets (-200)
The San Jose Sharks (18-33-12) are en route to Canada Life Centre on Monday where they will take on the Winnipeg Jets (36-25-2). The moneyline on this game has the Sharks at +165 while the Jets are at -200. The over/under has been set at 7.
The San Jose Sharks had a rough game after their 8-3 loss to the Capitals in their previous outing. The Sharks had a middle of the road offensive outing in the defeat. For the matchup, they finished 3 out of the 41 shots they tried. They also had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. San Jose had 6 minutes in the box in this contest.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have totaled 186 power play opportunities (21st in professional hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those chances. The Sharks have had 1,960 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .881. San Jose has taken 1,894 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.8%. While at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 202 goals while scoring 154 of their own. San Jose comes into tonight with 168 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 18.45%. For the season, they sit with 48 points and their points percentage is .381. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 185 goals (24th in hockey) this season and have given up 234.
The man in net for this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kahkonen has accrued 46 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .517. His save percentage currently is .900 for his 5,296 minutes between the pipes. Kahkonen has had 2,765 shots taken against him and has garnered 2,489 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 276 goals against Kahkonen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 3.13. He has earned a mark of 41-37-10 and was named the starter in 89 games. Kahkonen has been involved in 93 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Winnipeg went up against the Oilers in a matchup where the Jets notched a win by a score of 7-5. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Jets scored 7 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the year, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 196 goals, 74 points, and a points percentage of .587. They have permitted 175 goals to be scored by way of 144 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets have tallied 152 goals at even strength and 44 goals (14th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 204 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.57%. Winnipeg has put up 1,896 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.34%, while allowing the other team 1,962 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.33% on their oppositions 186 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see Connor Hellebuyck in the crease. He has accrued 12,051 stops out of 13,156 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Hellebuyck has compiled a career mark of 228-148-37 and has been in net for 429 games. He has started in 420 contests and has been on the ice for 24,732 minutes. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage is 56.7% and he has qualified for 238 quality starts in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,105 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+165)
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