Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (11-8-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (12-7-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -136 / San Jose Sharks +123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, ROOT
The San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The San Jose Sharks look to build on their current four-game winning streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 10 goals, Joe Thornton has 11 assists and Joel Ward has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 31 goals on 414 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 12 goals on 313 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games. Ben Smith is questionable with a head injury.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Kris Letang has 10 assists and Phil Kessel has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 34 goals on 465 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up eight goals on 121 shots. Fleury has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 5-15 in their last 20 Saturday games. The Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 12-4 in their last 16 overall. The Sharks are 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings.
The Penguins are flat out rolling rigt now and are hard to bet against even though the Sharks have had their way over the years against Pittsburgh. I like the home team and the reasonable juice.