Sharks vs. Devils - 3/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (31-29-7) at San Jose Sharks (37-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -250 / New Jersey Devils +222 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, CSNCAL
The New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks square off Thursday night at the SAP Center.
The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 37 goals on 376 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 31 goals, Brent Burns has 36 assists and Patrick Marleau has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 122 goals on 1,504 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 59-27 in their last 86 Thursday games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks are one of the hotter teams in the league and have beaten up the Devils in five of the last six meetings. Add New Jersey's current form, and you have to side with the Sharks. I'll take San Jose by two goals to increase the value of this bet.