Sharks vs. Hurricanes Prediction - NHL Picks 1/27/23
Carolina Hurricanes (30-9-8) vs San Jose Sharks (14-25-10)
Game Info: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -305 / San Jose Sharks +240 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks will play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The San Jose Sharks are 14-25-10 this season after they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. San Jose was out shot by a total of 35-30 and lost 55.9% of the faceoffs in the game. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.98 goals per game, 3.71 goals against per game, 20% on the power play, and 83.7% on the penalty kill. Erik Karlsson has led the Sharks with 15 goals, 49 assists, and 127 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for San Jose is James Reimer, who is 8-14-5 this season with a 3.25 goals against average and a .896 save percentage.
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-9-8 this season after they defeated the Dallas Stars in overtime by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Carolina out shot Dallas by a total of 24-21 and won 58.7% of the faceoffs in the game. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.21 goals per game, 2.62 goals against per game, 18.2% on the power play, and 81% on the penalty kill. Martin Necas has led the Hurricanes this season with 19 goals, 23 assists, and 155 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Frederik Andersen, who is 9-3-0 this season with a 2.50 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.
San Jose is 15-38 in their last 53 road games and 2-9 in their last 11 Friday games. The over is 29-10-2 in San Jose’s last 41 games. Carolina is 20-6 in their last 26 games and 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games. The over is 9-2 in Carolina’s last 11 games. The home team is 20-8 in these two teams last 28 head to head meetings.
Carolina comes into this game leading the Metropolitan Division and has won three games in a row, while San Jose has lost three games in a row. San Jose has been one of the worst teams in the NHL this season and has been out scored by a total of 12-5 in their last three games. I like the Hurricanes to win this game by at least two goals.
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