San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights - 4/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-5) vs San Jose Sharks (30-35-12)
Game Info: Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -333 / San Jose Sharks +255 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights host the San Jose Sharks in Sunday NHL Action.
The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-35-12. Through 77 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 199 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 3.16 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 Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 42-31-5. This mark places them 4th in the Pacific division. Through 78 games, the Golden Knights have scored 250 goals, giving them an average of 3.15. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.96 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 18th 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 15th in the NHL.
Through 72 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 73 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.8%. So far, 36.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 34 assists to go along with his 28 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -9.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.83 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 31-45-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 16-22. 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. In Vegas's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 43-32-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 24-14-2. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. I don't see this matchup finishing below the line of 6.5 goals, as the Sharks won't contribute enough scoring, even against just the 17th-ranked goalie unit in terms of save percentage.
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