Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks Prediction 2/27/2024

The New Jersey Devils (29-25-4) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-36-5) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. Both the Devils and Sharks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

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The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 58 games, the Devils sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-25-4. In the Metropolitan division, they are in 5th place. On the road, New Jersey has gone 15-10-2. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6.

When favored, New Jersey has gone 24-16-2, and for the season, they have 62 points. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Devils have gone 18-17.

On the year, the Devils have gone 20-38 on the puck line, including going 12-30 when favored. So far, New Jersey has 16 wins by multiple goals and has gone 4-6 on the puck line over its last ten games.

Currently, the team’s average scoring margin sits at -.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Devils have gone 7-3 on the puck line and 15-12 overall on the road.

The Devils aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss at home to the Lightning. The Devils offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Lightning, but they did score one time in the second period. Their one goal came during a power play situation. In total, they took 19 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

New Jersey was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Sharks have struggled, going 9-16-2. In the Western Conference, San Jose is 15th and 8th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 4-6, and they have lost three straight games.

Overall, San Jose has a record of 15-36-5, and in the Western Conference, they are 8-23. As the underdog, the Sharks have gone 15-36-5 this season, and they have lost three straight games when playing as the underdog.

San Jose enters this game with a puck line record of 26-30 and their average scoring margin sits at -1.7 goals per game. They have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games and have 10 losses by multiple goals.

So far, the Sharks have gone 13-14 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring differential at home is at -1.6 goals per game. In their last three games at home, San Jose’s puck line record is at 1-2.

Following a 4-2 loss at home to the Predators, the Sharks are eager to bounce back. During the initial two periods, the Sharks struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with two goals in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, San Jose not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. New Jersey’s offense comes into the game ranked 13th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Devils’ stands at 33-24-1. They have had 34 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Sharks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Sharks come in averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, which is 32nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. This season, the Sharks have a 1-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-33 record.

This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 23-30-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 13th in takeaways, averaging 7 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 22nd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.2 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Devils vs Sharks Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, New Jersey has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, San Jose has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, San Jose has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • The last ten games that New Jersey was favored, they have an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 5-5 straight up.

Devils vs Sharks Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Devils is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -257, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Devils victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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