San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (8-3-2) at San Jose Sharks (4-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with seven goals, Elias Pettersson has 14 assists and Tanner Pearson has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 21 goals on 248 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed seven goals on 119 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in 12 of their first 13 games.
The San Jose Sharks could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with seven goals, Brent Burns has 10 assists and Logan Couture has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 90.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 14 goals on 128 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 32 goals on 292 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 20-6 in their last 26 games as a favorite. The Sharks are 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 8-1-2 in Canucks last 11 games as a favorite. The over is 9-2 in Sharks last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose. The Canucks are 8-27 in the last 35 meetings. The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Canucks, but that's about the only reason to like them in this spot. The Sharks are a complete mess right now with a defense that gets blasted more times than not and an offense that lacks creativity or explosiveness. The Vancouver Canucks enter this game on fire and will run away with this game if that offense continues to pace it's been on out of the gate. I'll take the Canucks for a rare victory over the Sharks.