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This game is sure to be quite the event, as the Winnipeg Jets play hosts to the Sharks of San Jose. The Jets enter this game ranked 19th in the NHL with a record of 29-24-5. Winnipeg has gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, losing the last game they played. The Jets have a home record of 14-13-3 so far this season and will look to push that to positive here tonight. On the other hand, the San Jose Sharks enter this game with a road record of 10-14-3. The San Jose Sharks are 4-6 in their last 10 games. San Jose has a total record of 24-28-4 and sit 27th in the NHL. These teams are trending in the opposite direction so it is a wonder who will win here tonight.
San Jose Sharks Desperate for WinsThe Sharks enter this game ranked 27th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. San Jose will lean on Erik Karlsson to create some quality scoring chances by using his vision and crisp passing ability. Karlsson started off the season terribly, but ha had a dramatic turnaround over the last few weeks. Karlsson is now the highest scorer of the Sharks' defensemen and will need to have a big day here tonight.
San Jose is averaging 3.48 goals allowed per game when on the road which ranks them 26th in the NHL. Martin Jones has not been great this season, having around the lowest save percentage of all starting goalies in the NHL. jones will need to tighten up his angles tonight to stop a mediocre Jets offense.
Winnipeg Jets Try to Finish StrongThe Jets enter this game ranked 25th in goals scored per game when on the road. Mark Scheifele is the leading point scorer for this Winnipeg squad. Scheifele has been strong and sure as of late, beating goalies game after game. He will need to continue his dominance here tonight to get this home win.
"He's a great coach." pic.twitter.com/CPjZioACRL— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) February 13, 2020
Winnipeg is 15th in the NHL and will look towards Connor Hellebuyck to have a big game in net. He will need to move across the crease quickly and keep his glove strong if he is going to get this win for his team. San Jose does a great job getting physical in front so that could be a problem in this match up.
- Jets are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
- Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games.
- Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Go with the home team in this matchup. When two teams are not evenly matched, it is okay to take the road dogs but in this case, the much better team is at home. Especially when the home team plays decent when on home ice like the Jets do. The Jets have a few weapons that are just waiting to turn on and this could be the night to do so. Their defense has been amazing so the offense is just waiting to catch up. The Sharks have been struggling so much as of late and their woes will continue here tonight. San Jose has not had success in any aspect of the game and they are impossible to bet on here tonight.
Prediction: Winnipeg Jets
Full-Game Total Pick
I would take the over in this game. Both of these teams have the skaters to create a surplus of high-quality goal-scoring opportunities. The Winnipeg Jets have a couple of weapons and will use them here tonight to give themselves a chance to win. On the flip side, the Jets have had some mediocre goaltending and will probably get a few buried here tonight. Timo Meier and this Sharks team are inconstant when it comes to scoring goals, but this line is so low that it is too tempting to pass up. Let us watch with excitement as this lover gets smashed.
Prediction: Over 6