Sharks vs. Jets - 4/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (32-39-8) at San Jose Sharks (45-29-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Winnipeg Jets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks meet late Thursday night at the SAP Center.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 27 goals, Blake Wheeler has 50 assists and Drew Stafford has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 81 goals on 864 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 75 goals on 805 shots. Pavelec has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks hope for another win after winning four of their last five games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 36 goals, Brent Burns has 47 assists and Patrick Marleau has 213 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 138 goals on 1,688 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in San Jose and 6-14-2 in the last 22 meetings overall.
The Sharks are still fighting for playoff position, while the Jets have been stinking up the joint for quite some time and are waiting for the offseason to kick in. I'll take the Sharks to win yet another game against the Jets.