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San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 12/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes (12-10-4) at San Jose Sharks (13-10-5)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -140 / Carolina Hurricanes +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSCR, NSCA
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NHL | Carolina Hurricanes (12-10-4) at San Jose Sharks (13-10-5)
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The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Carolina Hurricanes could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Micheal Ferland leads Carolina with 11 goals, Sebastian Aho has 19 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up 21 goals on 300 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 23 goals on 218 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed two or less goals in six of their last seven games.

The San Jose Sharks could also use a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 17 goals, Brent Burns has 25 assists and Logan Couture has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 26 goals on 272 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 57 goals on 538 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The Hurricanes are 2-5 in their last 7 road games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 24-7-2 in Sharks last 33 games following a win. The under is 16-5 in Hurricanes last 21 overall.

Both of these teams are in a bit of a slump, but it's the Carolina Hurricanes who have had their biggest issues on the road. The San Jose Sharks have played their best hockey by far at home this season and the home team has won six of the last seven meetings between the Sharks and Hurricanes. This is a game where the trends suggest the Sharks will snap out of their funk and the price isn't crazy. 

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -140

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