Sharks vs Hurricanes Prediction - NHL Picks 10/27/23

Carolina Hurricanes (4-4) vs San Jose Sharks (0-6-1)

Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -360 / San Jose Sharks +280 --- Over/Under: 6.5 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. San Jose is still looking for their first win of the season, while Carolina snapped their losing streak with a win on Thursday night.

Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks are 0-6-1 this season after they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 6-0 on Thursday. San Jose allowed three first period goals and really never had a chance in this game. The Sharks were out shot by a total of 31-23 and won 61.5% of the face-offs in the game. San Jose has scored one goal or fewer in four straight games. The San Jose Sharks are scoring 1.33 goals per game and they are allowing 3.67 goals against per game, while going 15% on the power play and 73.9% on the penalty kill coming into Thursday. Tomas Hertl has led the Sharks this year with one goal, four assists, and 16 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for San Jose is Kaapo Kahkonen, who is 0-2-0 this year with a 3.60 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. 

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-4-0 this year after they defeated the Seattle Kraken by a score of 3-2 in overtime in their last game. Carolina trailed 2-0 in the first period, but they tied the game up in the third period and won it with time winding down in overtime. The Hurricanes out shot Seattle by a total of 45-26 and won 56.2% of the face-offs in the win. Carolina had lost the three prior games to Tampa Bay, Colorado, and Seattle. The Carolina Hurricanes are scoring 3.86 goals per game and they are allowing 4.71 goals against per game, while going 23.5% on the power play and 68.8% on the penalty kill coming into Thursday. Martin Necas has led the Hurricanes this season with four goals, five assists, and 24 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Antti Raanta, who is 1-1-0 this year with a 4.41 goals against average and a .818 save percentage. 

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won 12 of their last 13 games at PNC Arena following an overtime win.
  • The Hurricanes have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games as home favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Hurricanes' last eight games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Hurricanes have won the first period in each of their last four games as home favorites following an overtime win.

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have lost each of their last 13 games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Sharks have failed to cover the puck line in 11 of their last 12 games as underdogs against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The favorites have won the third period in 11 of the Sharks' last 12 games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in four of the Sharks' last five games at PNC Arena.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Martin Necas has scored at least one goal in each of the Hurricanes' last three games as favorites against the Sharks.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded a point in nine of the Hurricanes' last 10 games at PNC Arena against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Anthony DeAngelo has recorded an assist in each of his last five appearances in night games at PNC Arena.
  • Seth Jarvis has scored two goals against the Sharks this season - equal-most against any opponent.

San Jose Sharks Player Prop Facts

  • Logan Couture has recorded at least one point in four of his last five appearances with the Sharks as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Logan Couture has recorded at least one assist in four of his last five appearances with the Sharks as underdogs against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Tomas Hertl has recorded two points against the Hurricanes this season - most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks T1st in the league in penalty minutes this season (130).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.836).
  • The San Jose Sharks ranks 32nd in the league for shots per game this season (24.3).
  • The San Jose Sharks ranks 32nd in the league for shots against per game this season (37.4).

Pick

San Jose continues to play very poorly to start the season and they are now winless in their first seven games. The Sharks lost 6-0 on Thursday and they will play a very solid Carolina team here. The Hurricanes have played inconsistently through their first eight games and they have allowed 3, 3, 6, 7, 3, and 6 goals in their last six games. We saw nine goals scored between these two teams earlier in the season, when the Hurricanes won 6-3. I think we see more goals in this game and I like the over. 

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

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