Winnipeg Jets vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (24-28-4) at Winnipeg Jets (29-24-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -150 / San Jose Sharks +136 --- Over/Under: 6
The San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 21 goals, Erik Karlsson has 34 assists and Brent Burns has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 71 goals on 784 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 102 goals on 919 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 28 goals, Mark Scheifele has 36 assists and Blake Wheeler has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 118 goals on 1,452 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 50 goals on 445 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two goals in six of their last seven games.
The Sharks are 6-15 in their last 21 games as an underdog, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 9-19 in their last 28 overall. The Jets are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a home favorite, 4-10 in their last 14 home games and 42-20 in their last 62 vs. Pacific. The under is 9-3 in Sharks last 12 road games. The under is 7-3 in Jets last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sharks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks have provided little value in the underdog role this season and play some of their worst hockey on the road where a struggling defense seems to play at an even lower level. The Winnipeg Jets have had issues of their own at times, but they've turned things around the last couple of weeks and have been consistent in net during this winning stretch. The Jets have also won the last two meetings against the Sharks by a combined score of 8-3. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable price with the Jets at home.