Planning on watching today’s Red Wings and Sharks game? Catch the action at SAP Center in San Jose, CA, as the Sharks hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on NBCS. The Red Wings are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against Sharks. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.

DETROIT RED WINGS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:30 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Sharks to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Sharks on the moneyline (+148)
  • The Sharks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored Detroit?

So far this season, the Red Wings have an overall record of 17-16-4. On the road, Detroit is 7-9-1 and 10-7-3 at home. This record has them sitting 5th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 12th in the Eastern conference.

When it came to the puck line, Detroit heads in with a 20-17 record. On the road, their mark is 11-6 and their overall home performance is 9-11 vs. the puck line. This season, Detroit’s games have an average of 7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.4. The Red Wings come in with an over/under performance of 23-14-0.

In their last three games away from home, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

For their offensive performance, the Red Wings come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. So far this year, the Red Wings are 7-4 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Detroit’s offense is Alex DeBrincat. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 14th in the NHL. DeBrincat also comes into the game with 21 assists.

The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 22nd in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.9 goals given up per game.

Entering the game, goalie James Reimer has started 10 games this season. His current record stands at 3-6, and his save percentage is 0.45544554455445546%.

Is a Home Win Possible for San Jose?

In their 37 games, the Sharks have a 9-25-3 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 6-9-2 record, and their record on the road is 3-16-1. They are currently positioned 8th in the Western Pacific division and 16th in the Western conference.

San Jose is 14-23 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 6-14 compared to 8-9 at home. For the season, San Jose’s games have finished with an average of 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Sharks have an over/under record of 14-20-3.

Across their three previous home games, San Jose has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Sharks come in averaging 2 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. Coming into the game, the Sharks have 1-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-23.

San Jose will be looking for a good game from Tomas Hertl who leads the team in scoring with 13 goals, ranking 64th in the NHL. Hertl also comes into the game with 15 assists.

The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 22nd in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.9 goals given up per game.

Entering the game, goalie Mackenzie Blackwood has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 4-14, and his save percentage is 0.9108910891089109%.