San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks - 2/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (24-19-9) vs San Jose Sharks (22-22-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks -133 / San Jose Sharks +175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks host the San Jose Sharks in Tuesday NHL Action.
The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-22-5. Through 49 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 131 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.12 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 16th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 24-19-9. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 52 games, the Ducks have scored 156 goals, giving them an average of 2.94. This output gives them a rank of 14th among NHL teams. On defense, Anaheim is the 22nd ranked unit, giving up 2.96 goals per contest. So far, the Ducks have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Anaheim's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 17th in the NHL.
Through 44 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 18 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -5.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.91 goals per game. In his 29 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 47 games, the Anaheim Ducks' goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry, with 44 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 24.1%. So far, 27.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 25 assists to go along with his 13 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are -13 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 19-30-0. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 8-16-0. On the season, 39.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Anaheim's 52 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 26-25-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 11-14-0. On the season 52.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Look for this matchup to finish below the betting line of 6.5 goals.
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