Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks - 4/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (18-23-5) vs Minnesota Wild (30-13-3)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +120 / Minnesota Wild -143 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Minnesota Wild look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 19 goals, Jordan Greenway has 21 assists and Kevin Fiala has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 60 goals on 798 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 52 goals on 579 shots.
The San Jose Sharks need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 17 goals, Brent Burns has 20 assists and Timo Meier has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 92 goals on 906 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.
The Wild are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The Sharks are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-7 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Wild last 7 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Sharks last 8 home games. The Wild are 8-19 in the last 27 meetings in San Jose and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild are on the end of a back to back, but I'm not sure it matters, as they're piling up the wins left and right and haven proven time and time again they can win in these sort of schedule spots. The San Jose Sharks are on the opposite end with their seven-game losing streak and playing at home hasn't helped all that much. The Wild have also won five of the seven meetings this season against the Sharks. You can argue this price should be a lot steeper than it is. Give me the Wild.