Sharks vs. Stars - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (44-22-9) at San Jose Sharks (41-27-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -125 / Dallas Stars +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNCAL
The Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks square off Saturday afternoon at the SAP Center.
The Dallas Stars look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 36 goals, Tyler Seguin has 40 assists and Jason Spezza has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 111 goals on 1,124 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 99 goals on 1,046 shots. Niemi has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning nine of their last 14 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 35 goals, Brent Burns has 40 assists and Patrick Marleau has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 130 goals on 1,615 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 Saturday games. The Sharks are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. The Stars are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in San Jose and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Stars are no longer the team they were in the beginning of the season, as they've been hit or miss for well over a month now. Meanwhile, the Sharks are downright rolling right now and have beaten up on the Stars. Give me the home team at the cheap price.