San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (5-9-1) at San Jose Sharks (5-10-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -165 / Minnesota Wild +149 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks meet Thursday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Minnesota Wild look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with five goals, Jordan Greenway has five assists and Matt Dumba has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 29 goals on 247 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 17 goals on 205 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in nine of their first 13 games. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The San Jose Sharks need a victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with nine goals, Brent Burns has 11 assists and Logan Couture has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 89.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 19 goals on 156 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 37 goals on 332 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

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The Wild are 8-18 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-10 in their last 12 road games and 4-24 in their last 28 games as an underdog. The Sharks are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win, 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 4-0 in Wild last 4 overall. The over is 15-7 in Sharks last 22 home games. The Wild are 6-16 in the last 22 meetings in San Jose. The home team is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose.

The San Jose Sharks have won the last three meetings against the Sharks, which includes outscoring them 7-0 in the last two meetings. However, the Sharks aren't playing well enough this season to be laying these sort of prices, as they're one of the worst teams when it comes to scoring goals and their defense is near the bottom of every category expect penalty killing. The Minnesota Wild have offensive issues of their own, but they've been able to put together some nice wins and are the better defensive club between these two teams. I'll take a shot with the plus money, but it's more of a fade from the Sharks than anything else. 

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild +149

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