Sharks vs. Canucks - 3/31/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (27-36-13) at San Jose Sharks (43-28-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -265 / Vancouver Canucks +215 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, CSNCAL
The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks meet Thursday night at the SAP Center.
The Vancouver Canucks have not won a single game since March 12. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 126 goals on 1,515 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 73 goals on 876 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 37 goals, Brent Burns has 45 assists and Patrick Marleau has 201 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 135 goals on 1,663 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 17-35 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Pacific and 19-8 in their last 27 Thursday games. The Canucks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose and 5-15 in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Canucks continue to be fade material during their massive losing streak. The Sharks are also finding their groove heading down the home stretch. I'll take the home team by two goals to increase the value of the bet.