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Carolina Hurricanes vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Jose Sharks (27-16-8) at Carolina Hurricanes (24-20-8)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -124 / San Jose Sharks +112 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNCAL, FSS

The San Jose Sharks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The San Jose Sharks need a big road win after losing five of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 34 assists and Joe Thornton has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 49 goals on 587 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 83 goals on 955 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last 10 games.

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Carolina Hurricanes could also use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 18 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 28 assists and Jeff Skinner has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Darling has given up 88 goals on 816 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 63 goals on 703 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 12-5 in their last 17 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Hurricanes are 2-5 in their last 7 home games, 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina, the home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

We're simply getting plus money with the better team and those are spots I don't turn down often. Yes, the Sharks are inconsistent and have had trouble on the road, but the Carolina Hurricanes have been like that all season long and playing at home recently hasn't helped much. The Sharks have also feasted on subpar teams this season, the one thing that's keeping their season afloat. Give me this price with the road team.

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