Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Devils versus the Sharks? The puck drops at 10:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. In this non-conference matchup, the Devils are favored by -1.5 vs. the Sharks. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS 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, February 27th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Sharks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Sharks on the moneyline (+203)
  • The Sharks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will New Jersey Be The Talk of SAP Center?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Devils are 10th in the Eastern Conference with 62 points and a record of 29-25-4. In their division, they are in 5th place with a record of 9-9.

On the road, New Jersey has gone 15-10-2 this season, and they have been favored in 42 of their 58 games, going 24-16-2 in those contests. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6 and are 1-2 in their last three.

On the road this season, the Devils have a puck line record of 15-12, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has 16 wins by multiple goals compared to 13 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 20-38, and they have dropped four straight games vs. the puck line. In their last ten road games, the Devils have a puck line record of 7-3.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New Jersey is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under record of 33-24-1.

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.

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. So far this year, the Devils are 20-12 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

New Jersey’s current leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. This season, he has 25 goals, which puts him 27th in the NHL. Toffoli also comes into the game with 17 assists.

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.

Goalie Nico Daws comes into the game having made 15 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.43%.

Can the Sharks Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 9-16-2, and they have dropped three straight games overall. In the Western Conference standings, San Jose is 15th and 8th in the Pacific Division. On the year, the Sharks are 15-36-5, and they have lost three straight as the underdog.

Against other Western Conference teams, San Jose has gone 8-23, and they have gone 6-13 in divisional games. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 4-6, and they are 1-4 in their last five games.

San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 26-30 and has dropped two straight games vs. the puck line. Thus far, the Sharks have 30 losses by more than one goal compared to just 11 by one goal. Their current average scoring margin sits at -1.7 goals per game.

As the underdog, the Sharks have a puck line record of 26-30, and their average scoring margin when in that role is -1.7 goals per contest. In their last ten home games, San Jose has gone 5-5 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring San Jose is 5.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 23-30-3.

In their last three road games, New Jersey has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

Offensively, the Sharks come into the game at 2.1 goals per contest placing 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 32nd position in the league. So far this year, the Sharks are 1-2 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-33 in games with fewer shots on goal.

San Jose will be looking for a good game from Fabian Zetterlund who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 128th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 8 assists so far.

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.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-18, and his save percentage is 0.883%.