Sharks vs. Red Wings - 1/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (20-13-7) at San Jose Sharks (18-17-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -125 / Detroit Red Wings +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNCAL
The Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks square off Thursday at the SAP Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a solid road win after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 14 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 22 assists and Tomas Tatar has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 55 goals on 747 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 42 goals on 466 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks also look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 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 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 73 goals on 812 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 24 goals on 224 shots. Jones has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in San Jose and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings overall.
Both teams have been inconsistent as of late. With that said, the Sharks are at home and the Red Wings have had almost zero success playing in San Jose or against the Sharks, period. I'll take the home team here.