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Sharks vs. Canucks - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks (24-27-12) at San Jose Sharks (35-22-6)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -230 / Vancouver Canucks +205 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNCAL

The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday night at the SAP Center.

The Vancouver Canucks could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 24 goals, Henrik Sedin has 38 assists and Jannik Hansen has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 110 goals on 1,303 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 54 goals on 639 shots. Miller has allowed nine goals in his last three games.

Sharks vs. Canucks - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 34 assists and Patrick Marleau has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 121 goals on 1,456 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.

The Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 7-20 in their last 27 vs. a team with a winning record. The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Canucks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Jose and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

The Canucks can't buy a win at the moment. Meanwhile, the Sharks are rolling right now at the right time. I'll take the home team by two goals to increase the value of the bet.

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San Jose Sharks -1.5

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