Detroit Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (3-2-0) at Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +120 / San Jose Sharks -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks look for a win in NHL Hockey action at the Detroit Red Wings.
NHL hockey can be as thrilling or disappointing as any sport and for the San Jose Sharks it was the latter as they saw a 2-0 third lead at the Pittsburgh Penguins vanish in a little over seven minutes in a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat. In a 7:15 stretch, the Pens received goals off the sticks of Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist and Scott Wilson while Marc-Andre Fleury went from loser to winner with a 32 stop performance. The Sharks seemed poised for the win with Tomas Hertl and Patrick Marleau scoring before goalie Martin Jones was rocked for all three tallies to absorb the loss with 17 stops..
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The home ice isn’t always a huge factor in NHL hockey but it probably didn’t hurt the Detroit Red Wings in their 5-3 victory versus the visiting Nashville Predators on Friday night. The Red Wings are hot right now with three consecutive victories behind a balanced attack that featured goals from Drew Miller, Gustav Nyqvist, Justin Abdelkader, Darren and Helm and Tomas Tater which was more then enough support for Petr Mrazek who made 30 saves for the win. The Predator offense came off the sticks of Mike Ribeiro, Mike Fisher and PK Subban but Pekka Rinne’s 38 stops couldn’t keep the team from losing three in a row.
The under is 6-1-1 in Sharks last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and the under is 5-1 in Sharks last 6 overall while the Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The under is 2-0-3 in Red Wings last 5 home games and the Red Wings are 1-10 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest while the Red Wings are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Sharks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings while the under is 6-1-4 in the last 11 meetings.
San Jose has fared well in this match up and the under has been a strong wagers but let’s see goalies with Detroit playing well…