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Sharks vs. Maple Leafs - 1/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs (16-16-7) at San Jose Sharks (18-18-2)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (SAP Center)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +127 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNCAL

The Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday night at the SAP Center.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 15 goals, Tyler Bozak has 18 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 52 goals on 539 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 34 goals on 543 shots. Bernier has allowed three goals in his last three games.

Sharks vs. Maple Leafs - 1/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Jose Sharks need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 20 goals, Brent Burns has 19 assists and Patrick Marleau has 106 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 75 goals on 837 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 24 goals on 224 shots. Jones has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

The Maple Leafs are 11-23 in their last 34 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-40 in their last 52 road games. The Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Maple Leafs are 1-5-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 1-10 in the last 11 meetings overall.

The Maple Leafs head into this game with some confidence after putting together a nice run, however, just 12 road wins in their last 52 games is horrible. This is a game the Sharks can use to get back on track. 

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San Jose Sharks -140

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