Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-5) vs. San Jose Sharks (20-17-1)
January 15, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +140 / Pittsburgh Penguins -162; Over/Under: -6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bounce back from a 6-2 loss to Los Angeles last time out. Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 18 goals. Evan Rodrigues has 30 points with 15 goals and 15 assists while Kris Letang has 30 points with a team-high 28 assists. Sidney Crosby’s also added 24 points with 5 goals and 19 assists and Jeff Carter has added 11 goals of his own this season. Tristan Jarry’s seen the majority of Pittsburgh’s action between the pipes, going 18-674 with a 2.05 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.
The San Jose Sharks will look to bounce back from a 3-0 loss at the hands of the New York Rangers last time out. Timo Meier leads the Sharks in scoring with 39 points including 15 goals and a team-high 24 assists while Logan Couture has 30 points with 13 goals and 17 assists. Tomas Hertl has 31 points with a team-high 20 goals and 11 apples this season. Adin Hill has gone 9-10 with a 2.77 GAA and an .905 save percentage for the Sharks while James Reimer is 11-7-1 with a 2.68 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.
Pittsburgh is 7-2 in their last 9 games as a road favorite and 16-5 in their last 21 games overall while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games against the Pacific division. San Jose is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 22-46 in their last 68 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I get the allure of plus money with a home dog like San Jose, but I’m not interested in the Sharks right now if I’m being honest. Pittsburgh has been playing the far better hockey right now, and even laying this kind of price on the road, I think you have to do it as the Penguins are the better team by a mile.