New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/18/14 NHL Pick, Odds, Prediction
San Jose Sharks (3-0-1) at New Jersey Devils (3-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday
The Line: New Jersey Devils +114 / San Jose Sharks -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils will meet Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
The San Jose Sharks play their third straight road game and are currently tied for first in the Pacific division with a 3-0-1 record. The Sharks steady diet of offense has led them to such a solid start, as they’ve produced three or more goals in each game and are seventh in the league with an average of 3.8 goals per contest. Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels have each scored three goals, while Brent Burns has five assists. The San Jose Sharks have won six of their last seven regular season games when scoring three or more goals. Defensively, Alex Stalock has allowed three goals in 75 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed five goals in 68 shots. The Sharks have also allowed three power play goals in their last two games.
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This will be the first home game for the New Jersey Devils, who are a solid 3-1 to begin the season. Like the Sharks, the Devils have done a nice job of putting the puck in the net, scoring 15 goals in four games. Mike Cammalleri leads the way with four goals, Damon Severson has three goals and Adam Henrique has three assists. The New Jersey Devils have won seven straight regular season games when scoring three or more goals. Martin Havlat is doubtful for this matchup after suffering a facial injury. Defensively, Cory Schneider has allowed 11 goals in 121 shots and Scott Clemmensen has given up one goal in seven shots faced. The New Jersey Devils have allowed two power play goals in their last three games.
The Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3 in their last 11 against the Metropolitan. The Devils are 8-21 in their last 29 against the Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Sharks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'll take the Devils and the plus money. The Devils are playing well, are at home for the first time and the Sharks haven't played their best on limited rest recently. Give me the home team for the value.