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New Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks 10/22/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Jose Sharks (1-5) vs. New Jersey Devils (2-2)
October 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -147 / San Jose Sharks +118; Over/Under: +6.5
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The San Jose Sharks and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon.

The San Jose Sharks come into this one sitting at 1-5 on the year after picking up their first win of the season after a 3-2 OT win over the New York Rangers last time out. Erik Karlsson has a team-high 5 points with 2 goals and 3 assists while Logan Couture, Luke Kunin, Evgeny Svechnikov and Mario Ferraro each have 3 points with Couture and Svechnikov each logging a pair of goals while Kunin has a pair of assists and Ferraro has 3 apples so far this season. James Reimer has gone 1-3 with a 2.78 GAA and a .918 save percentage while Kaapo Kahkonen is 0-2 with a 4.10 GAA and an .814 save percentage so far this season.

The New Jersey Devils will be out to build on back-to-back wins after a 4-1 road win over the New York Islanders last time out. Jesper Bratt leads the Devils with a team-high 7 assists while Nico Hischier has logged 5 points with a pair of goals and 3 assists. Ondrej Palat has a team-high 3 goals while Jack Hughes and Dougie Hamilton each have 3 points as well, with Hughes logging a pair of assists and Hamilton chipping in a pair of goals as well this season. Mackenzie Blackwood has gone 2-1 with a 2.37 GAA and an .885 save percentage while Vitek Vanecek is 0-1 with a 5.00 GAA and a .773 save percentage of his own this season.

I get the case to be made for either side here as the Sharks have done nothing to warrant backing them but this is a steep price to pay for the Devils. Instead, I’m going to side with the under here as I just think this is one of those games where the offense on both sides is so bad that it makes the offense look better than it actually is. Give me the under here in a 3-2 kind of game.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 6.5

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