Canucks vs. Sharks - 3/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (41-28-6) at Vancouver Canucks (27-35-13)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +158 / San Jose Sharks -175 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, RSNP
The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday night at the Rogers Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 35 goals, Brent Burns has 41 assists and Joel Ward has 130 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 133 goals on 1,631 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could use a win in order to snap a rough eight-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 126 goals on 1,515 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 70 goals on 846 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 11-27 in their last 38 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Sharks are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Vancouver and 14-5 in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Canucks continue to be fade material during their massive losing streak, and even more so here considering the Sharks have won 14 of the last 19 meetings against them. Hard not to back San Jose here even if its on the end of a back to back.