Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, and the San Jose Sharks will face off against Andrei Svechnikov, Dougie Hamilton, and the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena for a cross-country showdown. The game will get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 5 and it is being shown live on NBC Sports California.
San Jose Sharks at Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Hurricanes (-160), whereas the Sharks are dogs displaying moneyline odds of +140 and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under.
Even though its record stands at 16-12 straight up (SU), bettors taking the moneyline have earned a total of 2.4 units on Carolina this season. Of the team’s 28 regular season outings, 15 have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 8-5 SU at home this year.
The Hurricanes have connected on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.7 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 23.7 saves per game with a .901 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (11-7-1) has been the top goalkeeper for the Canes this year. If Carolina decides to give him a rest, however, the team may roll with James Reimer (5-6-6 record, .918 save percentage, 2.58 goals against average).
San Jose has lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 15-14 straight up (SU). A total of 15 of its contests have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Sharks are 6-7 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Sharks have converted on 17.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked first overall and it’s successfully killed off 91.2 percent of all penalties.
Martin Jones (.892 save percentage and 3.16 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones is averaging 24.8 saves per game and owns a 12-11-1 record.
San Jose Sharks vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over
Five of Carolina’s last five games has gone under the total.
San Jose has managed 27.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina is averaging 38.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.
San Jose skaters have accounted for the 11th-most hits in the league (22.8 per game).