Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks – 1/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

The San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Thursday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena

Game Details

Date:Thursday January 2, 2020
Time:7:00 PM (EST)
Location:PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA
Coverage:ESPN+
Odds/Point Spread:PIT -190
Total/Over-Under:Total 6.5

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Statistic

ODDSOPENCURRENT
SJ+166+164
PIT-185-185
O/U66

CONSENSUS

FROM 176 PREDICTIONS
33%SAN JOSE50% under 6
67%PITTSBURGH

COMPUTER PREDICTION

STATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
SAN JOSE PITTSBURGH
30SCORECASTER3

Betting Trends

17-21-3 this season24-11-4 this season
San Jose o/u is 3-4 the last 10 gamesPittsburgh o/u is 2-3 the last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games.The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
San Jose are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.Pittsburgh are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
San Jose are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 16 games against San Jose.

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San Jose Sharks Injuries

Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries

Dalton Prout (Upper Body) is out indefinitelySidney Crosby (Hernia) is OUT 6-8 weeks
Melker Karlsson (Head) is questionable Thursday vs PittsburghJustin Schultz (Lower Body) is out indefinitely
 Nick Bjugstad (Lower Body) is out indefinitely
 Brian Dumoulin (Ankle) is out indefinitely
 Jake Guentzel (Shoulder) is out for season

Team Records

San Jose Sharks

Record

Pittsburgh Penguins

17-21-3All24-11-4
11-11-1Home16-4-2
6-10-2Away8-7-2
11-9-1as Fav18-8-3
6-15-2as Dog5-7-1
16-25ATS20-19
9-14ATS Home10-12
7-11ATS Away10-7
19-20-2O/U19-19-1
19-19-1O/U Home9-13
8-9-1O/U Away10-6-1

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks head to Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday for a game against the Penguins in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the Sharks were crushed by the Detroit Red Wings by the score of 2-0. The Sharks put 34 shots on net against the Red Wings however were always unable to get one past Jonathan Bernier. Martin Jones recorded the shortfall in net for the Sharks as he permitted 2 objectives on 23 of the Red Wings shots on the night.

After the misfortune against Detroit, San Jose is now 17-21-3 on the season and are right now in seventh spot in the Pacific Division. Logan Couture has been the pioneer upsettingly for the Sharks all season as he drives the group in focuses with 33. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose in objectives with 14, with 2 going ahead the strategic maneuver. San Jose is driven in helps by Erik Karlsson who has recorded 24 on the season. Goalie Martin Jones has a record of 13-15-1 with an objectives against normal of 3.13. The Sharks other goalie is Aaron Dell who has a record of 4-6-2 with an objectives against normal of 3.15. San Jose comes into Thursday’s game with 1 player recorded on their damage report as Melker Karlsson is recorded as out.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins invite the San Jose Sharks to town on Thursday night in the wake of dominating their last match by the score of 5-2 against the Ottawa Sentors. Pittsburgh got objectives from Jake Guentzel, Patric Hornqvist, Dominik Simon and 2 objectives from Evgeni Malkin. Pittsburgh goalie Tristian Jarry recorded the success in net, making saves money on 24 of 26 Ottawa shots on the night.

On the year, the Penguins are 24-11-4 and are as of now in third spot in the Metropolitan Division. Jake Guentzel drives the Penguins in focuses with 43 and objectives with 20 so far this season. Evgeni Malkin drives the Penguins in helps on the year with 27. Pittsburgh has gotten solid goaltending on the season from both Matt Murray and back up, Tristian Jarry. On the year, Murray is 11-6-4 with 1 shutout and a 2.96 objectives against normal, while Jarry is 13-5-0 with 3 shutouts and a 1.88 objectives against normal. The Penguins as of now have 3 players recorded on their damage report as Sidney Crosby is on harmed save while Justin Schultz and Jake Guentzel are recorded as out.

Prediction

The San Jose Sharks have scored 2.61 goals per game on the season while allowing 3.37 goals per game. The Pittsburgh Penguins have scored 3.44 goals per game on the year while permitting 2.67 goals per game. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 games while the Penguins are 4-1 and have dominated 3 matches in succession. The all out has gone under in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games. The absolute has gone over in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games. The Penguins are 9-1 in their last 10 games at home and are 16-4-2 at home on the season. I am going with Pittsburgh in this one as the Sharks have been the wreckage all season and the Penguins are playing very well. Pittsburgh wins this one 5-2.


Pick:
Pittsburgh Penguins -190 (ML)

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