The Winnipeg Jets (16-8-2) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (8-18-3) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. 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 Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs San Jose Sharks
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into their game vs. Sharks, the Jets have a 16-8-2 record. They hold a 8-5-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 8-3-1 on the road. Their current record places them 3rd in the Western Central division and 6th in the Western conference. Looking at Winnipeg’s average scoring margin, it is +.6, which has led to a puck line record of 16-10. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.4, and on the road, it is +.8.
The Jets are coming off a 4-2 road win over the Ducks. Offensively, the Jets faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score four goals in the third period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Winnipeg secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.
The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Sharks currently hold an overall record of 8-18-3. When playing on the road, San Jose has a 3-12-1 record, while they are 5-6-2 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 has two wins by more than one goals and dropped 16 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 12-16 this season.
After suffering a 5-4 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Sharks are looking to bounce back today. Against the Golden Knights, the Sharks scored one goal in the first period and three times in the 3rd period. San Jose’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 39 shots on goal and one giveaways.
San Jose went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. This season, the Jets are 8-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-2 record.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 10-13-3. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
San Jose Offense Breakdown
The Sharks come into the game scoring an average of 2.2 goals per game, putting them 31st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 31st in the league. The Sharks went 1-1 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 7-17.
This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 11-15-2. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Winnipeg defense takes on the Sharks ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against Winnipeg. They alsso are 22nd in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
Entering the game, the Sharks’ defense ranks 20th in takeaways, averaging 6.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 2nd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.9 goals per game.
Jets vs Sharks Trends
- In their last five road games, Winnipeg has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
- San Jose has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
- As the betting underdog, the Sharks have an puck line mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. San Jose posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jets have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Sharks to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at +184, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Sharks straight-up.
Our projections have the Sharks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Sharks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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