San Jose Sharks vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (9-4-3) at San Jose Sharks (9-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, CSNCAL
The New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks meet Monday night in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The New Jersey Devils look for another big victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with five goals, P.A. Parenteau has three assists and Travis Zajac has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 32 goals on 417 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed five goals on 89 shots. The New Jersey Devils have won seven straight games when allowing two or less goals.
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The San Jose Sharks could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Sharks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with six goals, Brent Burns has eight assists and Logan Couture has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 35 goals on 386 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed five goals on 74 shots. The San Jose Sharks have won nine of their 10 games this season when allowing two or less goals.
The Devils are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 12-5 in their last 17 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games. The Devils are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks don't look much like the San Jose Sharks from past years, well, at least not right now. However, the one constant between these two clubs is that the Devils struggle on the road and the Sharks still find ways to defend home ice. While the road team has won the last five games between the Sharks and Devils, you have to put your money on San Jose in this spot.