San Jose Sharks vs. New York Islanders - 11/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (6-9-4) at San Jose Sharks (11-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / New York Islanders --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, CSNCAL
The New York Islanders and San Jose Sharks square off Friday night in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The New York Islanders could use a big road victory after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Islanders are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 12.3 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Brock Nelson has seven assists and Dennis Seidenberg has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 41 goals on 425 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 15 goals on 184 shots. The New York Islanders have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than two goals.
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The San Jose Sharks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Sharks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brent Burns leads San Jose with seven goals, Joe Pavelski has 12 assists and Logan Couture has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 88.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 36 goals on 446 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed five goals on 74 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Islanders are 1-8 in their last 9 road games and 24-10 in their last 34 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 6-13-1 in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Islanders continue to pile up the losses and they've been dreadful on the road all season long. The Sharks have been hit or miss, but they've played their best hockey at home. The Islanders are fade material regardless of who they play right now, especially on the road. Give me the Sharks here.