San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 10/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (6-1) at San Jose Sharks (2-4)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -125 / Carolina Hurricanes +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another road victory to build on their impressive 6-1 record. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Erik Haula leads Carolina with five goals, Andrei Svechnikov has seven assists and Sebastian Aho has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed eight goals on 68 shots and James Reimer has allowed eight goals on 119 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in each of their first seven games.
The San Jose Sharks look for a third straight victory to rebound from a 2-4 start to the NHL season. The San Jose Sharks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Brent Burns leads San Jose with two goals, Logan Couture has five assists and Kevin Labanc has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up eight goals on 69 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 13 goals on 115 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in five of their first six games.
The Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last 6 games as an underdog, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 10-2 in their last 12 overall. The Sharks are 11-4 in their last 15 games as a favorite, 10-4 in their last 14 games as a home favorite and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The under is 6-2-2 in Hurricanes last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Sharks last 7 home games. The Hurricanes are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in San Jose. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks, and it's the Sharks who have won four of the last five meetings overall. The Hurricanes may be on the end of a back-to-back, but they're playing such good hockey right now that I'm not sure it matters. The San Jose Sharks aren't exactly lighting the world on fire with their sluggish start and that defense has some serious improvement to be made. I'll take a shot with the Hurricanes and the slight plus money.