Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs. Wild NHL Odds
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(7-6-1) San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild (10-4-0)
Date: Tuesday November 16th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks +165 Wild -195 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Sharks +1.5 -150 Wild -1.5 +130
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The slumping Sharks head to Xcel Energy Center after losing 4 of their last 5. Waiting in the wings, is The Minnesota Wild, who currently have won 4 of their last 5.
In addition, Minnesota has captured 6-3-1 out of 10 games against San Jose the past few years.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are desperate for a win here, however they have a tough task ahead in one of the conference powerhouse’s. Luckily for Sharks fans, they currently have the number one PK defense to dig them out of their slump.
On the offensive glass, they’re shooting a low 29.3 shots per game, resulting in an average of 2.8 goals. Fortunately, their powerplay is capitalizing 22.5% of the time, ranking 11th in the NHL.
Not unlike previous years, The Sharks play their best hockey defensively. San Jose is only allowing 30.1 shots, resulting in 2.9 goals per game.
Like aforementioned, San Jose’s defensive powerplay ranks number one in the NHL, successfully locking down offenses a staggering 89.7% of the time.
Minnesota has dominated San Jose recently, going 3-0 in their last 3 games. In those matchups, The Wild scored an average of 4.67 goals, while The Sharks struggled only scoring 2.33.
The Wild are on fire offensively, currently averaging 34.2 shots, resulting in an elite 3.4 goals per game. However, their main weakness has been on the powerplay, only scoring 18.2% of the time.
On the defensive board, Minnesota has major holes. The Wild rank 7th in shots per game positively, unfortunately though they fall short in scoring and powerplay killing abilities.
For example, Minnesota allows a lousy 3.1 goals per game, with their defensive powerplay ranking 23rd. This in return, allows teams to capitalize 22.4% of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- San Jose is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose’s last 8 games played against Minnesota.
- Minnesota is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in Minnesota’s last 5 home games.
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction
The old saying goes, a cornered animal will always attack, can The Sharks devour this quick Wild team? If recent history repeats itself, Minnesota will ward off San Jose with ease.
The Wild have a ton of momentum and we expect it to continue against The Sharks. Minnesota is 4-1 at home SU this season, while San Jose is just 4-4 SU away from home.
Also, they’re averaging almost 5 goals per game against San Jose, while holding their offense to roughly 2 and a half goals. Unfortunately, there isn’t any value in the moneyline as juice is very high.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Minnesota Puckline -1.5
With all that being said, value does exist here for Minnesota, and that’s in the puckline. Minnesota should win by 2-3 goals, turning juice into positive odds with this wager.
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