Carolina Hurricanes (1-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (0-2)
October 14, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +168 / Carolina Hurricanes -205; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks meet Friday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Carolina Hurricanes look for another win after beating the Blue Jackets in their opener. The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing two games to the Predators.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 4 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Skjei leads Carolina with 1 goal, Martin Necas has 2 assists and Brent Burns has 6 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 1 goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 1 goal on 32 shots faced.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 1.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Luke Kunin leads San Jose with 1 goal, Mario Ferraro has 2 assists and Timo Meier has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 3 goals on 18 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 3 goals on 31 shots.
The Hurricanes are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games. The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 15-37 in their last 52 overall. The under is 7-2 in Hurricanes last 9 overall. The under is 6-1 in Sharks last 7 home games. The Hurricanes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks should be better off on their home ice and not in another country, but there’s no doubt they looked rough in two games and their defensive effort needs to be better. The Carolina Hurricanes looked like they didn’t miss a beat from a year ago, and they’re one of those teams that usually wins the games they’re supposed to win. This is one of those games. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.