San Jose Sharks at Detroit Red Wings
|Date & Time||Sunday February 24, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)|
Little Caesars Arena
The Line: San Jose Sharks -182 / Detroit Red Wings +150 -- Over/Under: 6
The San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The San Jose Sharks could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 32 goals, Brent Burns has 56 assists and Logan Couture has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 49 goals on 455 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 130 goals on 1,278 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Detroit Red Wings could also use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 26 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 33 assists and Andreas Athanasiou has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 113 goals on 1,262 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 76 goals on 748 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Sharks are 6-0 in their last 6 road games, 11-4 in their last 15 games as a favorite and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The Red Wings are 19-39 in their last 58 games as a home underdog, 21-50 in their last 71 games as an underdog and 27-55 in their last 82 overall. The Sharks are 23-11 in the last 34 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Sharks last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 9-4 in Red Wings last 13 overall.
The San Jose Sharks have been nothing but money over the last month or so in the favorite role, and they've done some of their best recent work on the road. The Detroit Red Wings continue to be quality fade material, as they can't get stops defensively and are way deep in the red despite getting these big underdog prices time and time again. I'll ride the hot hand here and back the San Jose Sharks for yet another road victory.