Minnesota Wild (21-10-1) at San Jose Sharks (13-16-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks +136 / Minnesota Wild -161 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Monday night.
The Minnesota Wild will look to build on their 2-0 win over the Blues last time out. Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild in scoring with 27 points coming on 11 goals and 16 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 21 points with 16 assists of his own and Joel Greenway has 20 points with 15 assists. Joel Eriksson Ek has 16 points with 11 goals as well while Marcus Foligno has 16 points with 7 goals and 9 assists. As a team, Minnesota is averaging 3 goals on 29.8 shots per game with a 10% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 29.9 shots against with an 85.3% success rate on the PK this season.
The San Jose Sharks will look to bounce back from a 4-0 loss to the Coyotes last time out. Evander Kane leads the Sharks in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 14 goals and 15 assists while Logan Couture has 23 points with 14 goals and 9 assists. Timo Meier has 21 points with 15 assists while Kevin Labanc and Tomas Hertl each have 20 points with Labanc logging 12 assists while Hertl’s points are split between 10 goals and 10 assists. As a team, San Jose is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.5 shots with an 18.5% success rate on the PP while giving up 3.4 goals on 32.4 shots with a 76.6% success rate killing off penalties this season.
Minnesota is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall and 24-9 in their last 33 games as a favorite while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a favorite. San Jose is 5-11 in their last 16 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the over is 19-8 in their last 27 Monday games. Minnesota is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in San Jose.
I get why the plus money with the Sharks as a home dog is worth a look, but the issue is that San Jose just doesn’t play with enough consistency to really make the money worth the play. Minnesota is playing some of their best hockey of the season and I just think that we might see the Wild add on to those numbers here. Give me the Wild here.