Carolina Hurricanes vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (9-6-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +118 / San Jose Sharks -147 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSS
The San Jose Sharks and Carolina Hurricanes square off Tuesday night in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The San Jose Sharks hope to remain hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brent Burns leads San Jose with six goals, Joe Pavelski has nine assists and Tomas Hertl has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 29 goals on 335 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed four goals on 41 shots. The San Jose Sharks have won all nine games this season when allowing less than three goals.
USA TODAY Sports
The Carolina Hurricanes look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to climb out of a 4-6-4 record. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with six goals, Victor Rask has six assists and Jordan Staal has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 90.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 28 goals on 284 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Sharks are 37-15 in their last 52 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The Hurricanes are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Sharks are playing their best hockey of the young season and have won three straight on the road. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have yet to win two straight games and haven't had much success against teams in the West overall. Plus money and the home team sound good, but the San Jose Sharks and the reasonable price is probably your best bet.