Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (4-7-1) at Boston Bruins (8-1-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -180 / San Jose Sharks +162 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The San Jose Sharks need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with seven goals, Brent Burns has 10 assists and Logan Couture has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 92.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 14 goals on 128 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 27 goals on 251 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed four or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 34.4 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 11 goals, Brad Marchand has 13 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 1.9 goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up nine goals on 186 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 13 goals on 160 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed four goals in four of their last eight games.
The Sharks are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 30-8 in their last 38 Tuesday games, 25-8 in their last 33 vs. Western Conference and 62-27 in their last 89 home games. The under is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 games as an underdog. The under is 6-2 in Bruins last 8 home games. The Sharks are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The Sharks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Boston.
The Boston Bruins have won each of the last six meetings against the San Jose Sharks, and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. The Sharks are still having issues putting together consistent offense and that's not an issue that's going to be fixed against this Bruins defense. The Boston Bruins are rolling right now and have been money dating back to last season on their home ice. I'll lay the price, even if it's a bit steep.