Red Wings vs Sharks Prediction - NHL picks 1/2/24

San Jose Sharks (9-25-3) vs Detroit Red Wings (17-16-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +150 / Detroit Red Wings -188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 7 of their last 9 games. The San Jose Sharks are riding a 8-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks prediction.

Detroit Red Wings Betting Preview

The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Wild and Bruins last week while beating the Predators. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Detroit with 17 goals, Shayne Gostisbehere has 19 assists and Dylan Larkin has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 59 goals on 549 shots faced, while James Reimer has allowed 38 goals on 343 shots.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Dylan Larkin has scored a goal in three of the Red Wings' last four games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded at least one point in each of the Red Wings' last 16 games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Robby Fabbri has recorded at least one assist in seven of his last eight appearances against Pacific Division opponents.

San Jose Sharks Betting Preview

The San Jose Sharks have recent losses to the Kings, Oilers and Avalanche. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 13 goals, Mikael Granlund has 20 assists and Fabian Zetterlund has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 54 goals on 550 shots faced, while Mackenzie Blackwood has given up 81 goals on 732 shots.

San Jose Sharks Player Prop Facts

  • Logan Couture has scored a goal in each of his last four appearances with the Sharks as underdogs against the Red Wings.
  • Logan Couture has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with the Sharks as underdogs against the Red Wings.
  • Kevin Labanc has recorded at least one assist in each of his last three home appearances against the Red Wings after playing less than 20 minutes in the Sharks' last game.

Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks prediction

The San Jose Sharks are the worst team in the league and should be underdogs, but what have the Red Wings done to be nearly -200 favorites on the road? The Sharks play their best hockey at home as it's where 6 of their 9 wins have come, and they beat the Red Wings a month ago in overtime. These are two teams going nowhere fast. If I have to pick a side, I want plus money and the home team. It's Sharks or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick San Jose Sharks +150

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