Bruins vs Sharks Prediction - NHL Picks 10/19/23

San Jose Sharks (0-2-1) vs Boston Bruins (2-0)

Game Info: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +225 / Boston Bruins -294 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the SAP Center. 

Bruins Look for Another Win

The Bruins have won two straight games to start the season and they are looking for another win here. In the first game against the Chicago Blackhawks they were able to secure the 3-1 victory and in the last game against the Nashville Predators they were able to secure the 3-2 victory. The Bruins defense has been impressive in the first two games giving up only three goals and it’s going to be important that the defense steps up here again in a big way. 

Bruins Betting Trends

  • The Bruins have won each of their last eight games against the Sharks following a win.
  • The Bruins have covered the puck line in each of their last six games at SAP Center at San Jose.
  • The Bruins have won the first period in each of their last eight night games against the Sharks following a win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Bruins' last five games against Pacific Division opponents.

What an Awful Start for Sharks

The Sharks have had an awful start to the season and in the three games they have picked up only one point. In the last game against the Carolina Hurricanes the offense scored three goals, but the defense gave up six goals on the way to the defeat. Mackenzie Blackwood was in goal and he saved 36 of the 42 shots that he faced. He wasn’t great in goal, but he also faced 42 shots. In this game the defense needs to try and be better in front of him. 

Sharks Betting Trends

  • The Sharks have lost each of their last 11 games at SAP Center at San Jose following a home loss.
  • The Sharks have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Sharks' last six games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Sharks have lost the third period in each of their last eight games following a loss.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Sharks defense is clearly a major issue heading into this game and it’s going to let them down in a big way here. The Bruins defense has also been good to start the season they are going to lockdown again here. The Sharks won’t score more than a goal here. The Bruins might score a couple of goals, but they  won’t score more than three goals and the under is going to cash here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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