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NHL: Sharks vs. Boston Bruins Prediction 11/30/2023

The San Jose Sharks (5-15-2) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (14-4-3) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Sharks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins

The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win

In their 22 games, the Sharks have a 5-15-2 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 5-6-2 record, and their record on the road is 0-9-0. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 8th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 16th. San Jose’s average scoring margin this season is -2.5 leading to an overall puck line record of 7-15. Their scoring margin at home is -1.6 and -3.7 on the road.

The Sharks played host to the Capitals in their previous game and emerged with a 2-1 win. The Sharks managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Capitals, following their one goal in the first period. Of San Jose’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 23 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, San Jose came away with a victory against the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A LossBoston Bruins

The Bruins come in with an overall record of 14-4-3. On the road, Boston has a 7-3-2 record, whereas they are 7-1-1 at home. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 1st, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 2nd. Boston heads into the game with 10 wins by more than one goal, and lost three games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 12-9.

Following a 5-2 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets, the Bruins are eager to bounce back. During the initial two periods, the Bruins had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching two goals in the third period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Boston was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

San Jose Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Sharks have an average of 1.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. Looking at how the Sharks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 24th in power play goals and 31st in shorthanded goals.

The Sharks’ over/under record this season is 6-14-2. For the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Boston Offense BreakdownSan Jose Sharks

Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. This year, the Bruins have recorded a 7-0 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 7-3 record.

The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 10-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.

San Jose Team Defense

The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 18th in takeaways and an average of 6.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.9 goals given up per game.

Boston Team Defense

The Bruins defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 14th with 1 shutouts.

Sharks vs Bruins Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Sharks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Bruins offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Boston posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Bruins have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 5-0.
  • The last ten games that San Jose was favored, they have an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 3-7 straight up.

Sharks vs Bruins Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Bruins are the way to go. However, with a payout of -463, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Sharks to cover. Even if the Bruins secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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