The Winnipeg Jets (23-9-4) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (9-26-3) on Thursday, January 4th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose. The Jets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs San Jose Sharks
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Jets currently hold an overall record of 23-9-4. When playing on the road, Winnipeg has a 10-4-2 record, while they are 13-5-2 at home. In the Western Central division, they are currently 2nd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 3rd. Winnipeg’s average scoring margin for the season is +.9, resulting in an overall puck line record of 22-14. When playing at home their scoring margin is +1.0, whereas in away games, they are at +.8.
In their previous game, the Jets hosted the Lightning and game away with a 4-2 win. In the first period, the Jets struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.
Winnipeg also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 38 games, the Sharks have achieved an overall record of 9-26-3. When on the road, San Jose holds a 3-16-1 record, while they are 6-10-2 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 16th in the Western conference. San Jose’s average scoring margin this season is -2.1, leading to an overall puck line record of 14-24. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -1.8, while on the road, it is -2.4.
The Sharks aim to bounce back following their 5-3 loss at home to the Red Wings. The Sharks’ offense scored in each period against the Red Wings. In the game, San Jose managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.
Coming in as the underdog, San Jose not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Jets have a 11-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 12-2 record.
This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 14-17-5. Throughout the season, they have played 16 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
San Jose Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Sharks are averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 32nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. The San Jose offense is ranked 24th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 28th in the NHL.
This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 15-20-3. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Sharks’ defense is 22nd in takeaways at 6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.9 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL.
Jets vs Sharks Trends
- Through their last five road contests, the Jets offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Winnipeg posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
- In their last three games at home, the Sharks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- The last five games that San Jose was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 0-5 while going 0-5 straight up.
- The Jets have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Jets are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -251, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Jets victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, 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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