Florida Panthers vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (7-6-0) at Florida Panthers (6-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -120 / San Jose Sharks -102 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSFL
The San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers square off Thursday night in a NHL game at the BB&T Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Sharks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brent Burns leads San Jose with five goals, Joe Pavelski has nine assists and Tomas Hertl has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 88.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 26 goals on 285 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed four goals on 41 shots. The San Jose Sharks have won five of their six games this season when scoring at least three goals.
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The Florida Panthers could use a nice victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Florida with seven goals, Vincent Trocheck has two assists and Colton Sceviour has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Roberto Luongo has given up 21 goals on 253 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 11 goals on 120 shots. The Florida Panthers have lost six of their seven games this season when allowing at least three goals.
The Sharks are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Sharks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Panthers need a victory to get back on track if they're going to fufill expectations this season. The good news for Florida is that it usually plays its best hockey at home. The Sharks are still a mixed bag and you're never quite sure what team you're going to get nightly. So, I'll take the Panthers at home at the reasonable price.