San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings - 3/12/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (26-31-11) at San Jose Sharks (36-23-9)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -201 / Detroit Red Wings +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings make the long trip to the west coast to take the ice with the San Jose Sharks in an NHL matchup on Monday.
The Detroit Red Wings were once a fixture in the postseason but the team will be missing the playoffs for the second straight year. Detroit has dropped six in a row following a 3-2 defeat at Columbus where Darren Helms and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Red Wings.
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The Blue Jackets received pair of goals off the stick of Seth Jones in the second period with Matt Calvert also finding the back of the net. Sergei Bobrovsky improved to 29-21-5 for Columbus with 22 saves while Jared Coreau was charged with the loss with three goals given up on 36 shots.
The San Jose Sharks are second in the Pacific and need a season ending slump from the Vegas Golden Knights combined with a hot streak of their own. San Jose has dropped five of eight following a 2-0 defeat versus the visiting Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Washington received the only goal they would at 18:32 of the second period from Nicklas Backstrom before Lars Eller secured the victory with his empty net tally at 18:11. Phillip Grubauer picked up the win for the Capitals with a 24 save performance while Martin Jones absorbed the loss with 24 stops.
Under is 5-0 in Red Wings last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation and under is 5-0 in Red Wings last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and Red Wings are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. Under is 5-0 in Sharks last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and under is 7-1 in Sharks last 8 Monday games and under is 6-1 in Sharks last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and under is 8-2-4 in the last 14 meetings and Red Wings are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in San Jose.
I don’t think this is a slam dunk but I am going with the team who has been heading in the right direction…