San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8-2) at San Jose Sharks (14-9-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, NBCSN
The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks meet Tuesday night at the SAP Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins could use a nice road win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 11 goals, Kris Letang has 13 assists and Phil Kessel has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 42 goals on 569 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 10 goals on 157 shots. Fleury has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look to remain hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 12 goals, Joe Thornton has 12 assists and Brent Burns has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 38 goals on 505 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 15 goals on 144 shots. Jones has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Justin Braun is questionable with an elbow injury.
The Penguins are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record and 99-47 in their last 146 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 0-11-1 in the last 12 meetings in San Jose and 4-17-1 in the last 22 meetings overall.
Pittsburgh has not won in San Jose in forever. When you add in the way the Sharks are playing right now, it's very tough to bet against the home team hre. I like the Sharks to continue their impressive run for another game.