Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 10/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-250) Sharks (+200)
SAP Center is the location where the San Jose Sharks (22-44-16 last year) will meet the Vegas Golden Knights (51-22-9 last season) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Vegas at -250 while San Jose is at +200. The total is 7.
The Vegas Golden Knights went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 victory over the Kraken their last time out. Vegas recorded 21 penalty minutes in this game. The Golden Knights had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. Moreover, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. In the game, they finished 4 of the 28 shots they tried.
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Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights earned 267 goals (14th in hockey) over the course of last season surrendered 225. For last season, they tallied 111 points and their points percentage was .677. Vegas compiled 207 power play chances and notched 42 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.29%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights allowed 181 goals while scoring 225. Vegas took 2,587 shots and had a shot percentage of 10.3%. The Golden Knights had 2,533 shots attempted against them and had a save percentage of .911. Vegas Golden Knights opponents had 195 power play opportunities (32nd in the league) and earned 44 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Adin Hill. For his career, Hill has accounted for 47 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .534. He has a save percentage of .910 during his 5,451 mins in the crease. Hill has seen 2,693 shots against him and he has 2,451 total saves. The opposition has notched 242 goals against Hill in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.66. He has compiled an overall mark of 45-39-6 and he has gotten the start in 88 games. Hill has played in 101 matchups throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, San Jose played the Flames in an outing where the Sharks ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Sharks recorded 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking.
San Jose took 2,415 shots (25th in the NHL) and earned a shooting percentage of 9.65%, while allowing their opponent 2,640 shots. They had a penalty kill rate of 82.38% on the other team's 244 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage was 88.1%. They had a tally of 223 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.39%. The Sharks finished with 192 goals at even strength and 41 goals (26th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They granted a total of 315 goals to be scored by way of 272 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. Last year, the San Jose Sharks notched a total of 233 goals, 60 points, and a points percentage of .366.
Across the ice you are likely to see James Reimer protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.87 goals per game and he has yielded 1,248 goals altogether. Reimer's quality start percentage is 51.6% and he has qualified for 226 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 438 games and has played 26,118 mins. Reimer is the owner of a lifetime record of 204-169-61 and has participated in 476 games. He has gathered 12,726 saves out of 13,974 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .911.
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Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-250)
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