San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (34-28-10) vs San Jose Sharks (29-32-9)

Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -143 / San Jose Sharks +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks host the San Jose Sharks in Saturday NHL Action.

The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 29-32-9. Through 70 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 184 times, good for a rank of 31st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.17 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 6th 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 Vancouver Canucks get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 34-28-10. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 72 games, the Canucks have scored 208 goals, giving them an average of 2.85. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.79 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

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Through 65 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier with 69 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.2%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 31 assists to go along with his 27 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -4.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In Vancouver's 72 games, he has come up with 29 goals and 56 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.8%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 30 goals, 40.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 31 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 28-41-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-20. On the season, 44.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. Coming into this game, the Canucks have an over-under record of 35-36-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-20. On the season 50.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for this to be a low-scoring game, falling below the line of 5.5 goals.

 

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