New Jersey Devils (28-12-3) vs. San Jose Sharks (13-23-8)
January 16, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +150 / New Jersey Devils -188; Over/Under: +8.5
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The New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New Jersey Devils Preview
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 28 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 27 assists and Nico Hischier has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 59 goals on 688 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 30 goals on 287 shots.
The San Jose Sharks Preview
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 24 goals, Erik Karlsson has 43 assists and Tomas Hertl has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 68 goals on 522 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 75 goals on 713 shots.
New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks Trends
The Devils are 20-7 in their last 27 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Sharks are 16-36 in their last 52 home games and 16-45 in their last 61 overall. The over is 5-0 in Devils last 5 overall. The over is 26-8-2 in Sharks last 36 overall. The Devils are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose. The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Jersey Devils have been road warriors all season long, and that shouldn’t change here. The San Jose Sharks cant get out of their own way this season, mainly due to a defensive effort that is one of the worst in the league. Playing at home hasn’t helped the Sharks, either. A bit juicy on the price, but I’m still riding with the Devils to get the job done.