Sharks at Devils - 10/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (3-0-0) at New Jersey Devils (0-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, MSG+
The San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils meet Friday night at the Prudential Center.
The San Jose Sharks look to remain unbeaten on the season by picking up their third road victory. The San Jose Sharks are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Patrick Marleau leads San Jose with two goals, Joe Pavelski has three assists and Brent Burns has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 0.3 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed one goal on 78 shots faced. Jones has allowed one or less goals in five of his last six regular season outings.
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The New Jersey Devils are still looking for their first victory of the season after a tough 0-3 start. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 1.7 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with one goal, Lee Stempniak has two assists and Adam Henrique has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 63.6 percent of their power play chances. Keith Kinkaid has allowed five goals on 44 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up three goals on 33 shots. Schneider has allowed three goals in each of his last five outings. John Moore is questionable with an arm injury.
The Sharks are 35-17 in their last 52 Friday games and 22-8 in their last 30 games playing on 2 days rest. The Devils are 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Sharks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Devils continue to struggle, especially at home which was a common theme last season as well. The Sharks are playing solid hockey right now and have already won twice on the road this year. I have to ride the hot hand and pick the Sharks to remain undefeated on the season.