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San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings - 3/25/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Monday March 25, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
SAP Center
San Jose, California
The Line
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +285 / San Jose Sharks -360 -- Over/Under: 6.5
TV Channel
FSDT, NSCA
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The Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Detroit Red Wings could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Andreas Athanasiou leads Detroit with 28 goals, Dylan Larkin has 36 assists and Anthony Mantha has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 139 goals on 1,517 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 96 goals on 962 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The San Jose Sharks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 37 goals, Brent Burns has 64 assists and Logan Couture has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 63 goals on 557 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 160 goals on 1,571 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed four or more goals in each of their last six games.

The Red Wings are 25-59 in their last 84 games as an underdog, 14-37 in their last 51 games as a road underdog and 14-37 in their last 51 road games. The Sharks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest, 11-5 in their last 16 games as a home favorite and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Red Wings are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in San Jose and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 13-5 in Red Wings last 18 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 3-1-1 in Sharks last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.

If the Detroit Red Wings weren't so bad, you could consider taking them as a massive road underdog given that the San Jose Sharks have been awful defensively as of late and have suffered some brutal losses these last couple of weeks. This game is a pass for me given the price and the form of both teams, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Sharks and PL, as it adds some sort of value. The Sharks are the better team at the end of the day and five of their last six wins over the Red Wings have been decided by two or more goals.

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -1.5

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