Sharks vs. Jets - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (17-18-2) at San Jose Sharks (18-16-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -142 / Winnipeg Jets +129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday night at the SAP Center.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a nice road win after losing five of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 13.9 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Blake Wheeler has 27 assists and Mark Scheifele has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 37 goals on 392 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 38 goals on 405 shots. Hutchinson has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 20 goals, Brent Burns has 18 assists and Patrick Marleau has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 70 goals on 792 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 24 goals on 218 shots. Jones has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-13 in their last 16 road games. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Jets are 2-7-1 in the last 10 meetings in San Jose and 5-13-2 in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Sharks are playing better hockey than the Jets right now and have pretty much owned Winnipeg over the years for the most part. I'll take the home team here for the reasonable chalk.