Vancouver Canucks (8-10-3) vs. San Jose Sharks (7-13-3)
November 27, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks -110 / Vancouver Canucks -110; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks meet Sunday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Vancouver Canucks have won 4 of their last 5 games. The San Jose Sharks have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 27.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 16 goals, Quinn Hughes has 18 assists and Elias Pettersson has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 65.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 50 goals on 426 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 24 goals on 206 shots.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 12 goals, Erik Karlsson has 19 assists and Logan Couture has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 30 goals on 244 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 45 goals on 465 shots.
The Canucks are 5-11 in their last 16 road games and 14-45 in their last 59 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 17-45 in their last 62 overall. The over is 38-18-2 in Canucks last 58 overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Sharks last 15 overall. The Canucks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
I’m not running to the window to side with either of these teams, but if forced to pick, I’d grab the San Jose Sharks on their home ice. The Vancouver Canucks are piling up the losses, they look terrible on the road, and they’re on the end of a back to back here. In a true pick em spot between two teams going nowhere fast, give me the rested team at home.