Maple Leafs vs. Sharks - 3/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (34-28-8) at Toronto Maple Leafs (27-38-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +155 / San Jose Sharks -172 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, TSNT, TVA
The San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs play Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have three power play goals in their last three games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 34 goals, Logan Couture has 34 assists and Brent Burns has 208 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Antti Niemi has allowed 139 goals on 1,602 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 41 goals on 422 shots.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have three power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have combined for 48 goals, Tyler Bozak has 22 assists and Nazem Kadri has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 132 goals on 1,501 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 81 goals on 836 shots.
The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Pacific and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The Sharks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Maple Leafs have all but checked out this season, and the Sharks have won their last four meetings in Toronto. Take the spread to give you more bang for your buck.