San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (29-20-4) vs San Jose Sharks (24-23-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -222 / San Jose Sharks +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights host the San Jose Sharks in Tuesday NHL Action.

The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-23-6. Through 53 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 142 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.08 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 24th ranked team in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 29-20-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division.

Through 53 games, the Golden Knights have scored 172 goals, giving them an average of 3.17. This output gives them a rank of 13th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 16th ranked unit, giving up 2.92 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 5th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vegas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL. Through 48 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.5%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 20 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -6.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

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Through 53 games, Vegas' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. With his 21 goals and 15 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 36. On the season, he is turning 13.6% of his shots into goals.In addition, the Golden Knights have benefited from the strong play of Chandler Stephenson, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vegas's 53 games, he has come up with 14 goals on a shooting percentage of 18.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4.0. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.86 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 44% percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 19-30. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 8-16. On the season, 40.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Vegas's 53 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-20-2. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-10-1. On the season, 58.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. Look for Vegas to take care of business at home, picking up the win over San Jose.

 

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Joe’s Pick San Jose -222

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