Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks - 2/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (7-7-2) vs Minnesota Wild (8-6)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +107 / Minnesota Wild -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on six percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has nine assists and Zach Parise has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 13 goals on 162 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 21 goals on 237 shots.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with nine goals, Evander Kane has seven assists and Timo Meier has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 38 goals on 321 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 17 goals on 188 shots.
The Wild are 13-5 in their last 18 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games. The Sharks are 3-7 in their last 10 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The under is 5-1 in Wild last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 home games. The Wild are 7-17 in the last 24 meetings in San Jose and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The oad team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
This is just one of those games where I'm not running to the window to back either side, as both clubs have been inconsistent up to this point and hard to grab a feel. What we do know for sure is that the Wild and Sharks have issues finding the back of the net with consistency, and five of the last seven meetings between these clubs have seen the under. Instead of picking a side, I'll predict a low scoring contest here and back the under.