The six-game slate in the NHL on Monday, March 6, will start with this conference clash, and here you can check out the best Sharks vs. Jets betting pick and odds.
San Jose is hoping to avoid the sixth consecutive defeat when they visit Winnipeg at Canada Life Centre. The Jets are -213 moneyline favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These conference rivals will face for the first time this season.
Sharks’ defense was dismantled by the Capitals
The San Jose Sharks (18-33-6-6, 31-32 ATS) managed to snap a three-game losing streak with a win against the Seattle Kraken but returned to losing ways and are now on a five-game losing run. The Sharks conceded a season-high eight goals in the most recent 8-3 home defeat to the Washington Capitals. San Jose is now only a point ahead of the bottom-placed Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference standings.
The Sharks actually had a 2-0 lead after the opening period against Washington, but the Capitals scored five straight goals and San Jose couldn’t recover from that. The hosts did outshoot the Capitals (41-30), but that’s a weak consolation. Erik Karlsson leads the Sharks in points this year with 80 (G 19, A 61), followed by Logan Couture with 51 (G 21, A 30) and Tomas Hertl with 49 points (G 16, A 33).
Kaapo Kahkonen (8-14-5) is expected to start at the goal against Winnipeg Jets on Monday. The 26-year-old is allowing 3.68 goals per game this season with a .882 SV% and one shutout.
D Markus Nutivaara (lower body), LW Jonah Gadjovich (upper body), and C Luke Kunin (ACL) are out indefinitely. D Radim Simek (undisclosed) is questionable to play on Monday against Winnipeg.
Jets beat the Oilers to stop the bleeding
The Winnipeg Jets (36-25-1-1, 35-28 ATS) were on a five-game losing streak but they avoided the sixth in a row with a 7-5 home victory over the Edmonton Oilers. The Jets matched their season-high seven goals and are now in 7th place in the Western Conference with 74 points, seven behind the leaders Dallas Stars.
Winnipeg trailed 1-0 and 3-2 against the Oilers, but scored four goals in the second period and celebrated a win in the end. The Jets had 39 shots opposite Edmonton’s 35. Josh Morrissey led the team with three points, while Morgan Barron, Dylan DeMelo, and Mark Scheifele contributed two points apiece. So far this season, Kyle Connor is the Jets’ top producer with 68 points (G 24, A 41). Josh Morrissey has 66 (G 15, A 51), and Mark Scheifele chips in 57 points (G 36, A 21).
Connor Hellebuyck (27-19-2) is a probable goaltender against San Jose on Monday. The 29-year-old is conceding 2.62 goals per contest this year with a .919 SV% and three shutouts.
RW Mason Appleton (lower body) and C Cole Perfetti (upper body) are out indefinitely. C Pierre-Luc Dubois (lower body) is questionable to feature against the Sharks on Monday.
- 6-21 in the last 27 games following a loss of three or more goals
- 1-5 in the last six after allowing five goals or more in their previous game
- 1-11 in the last 12 games following a home loss of three or more goals
- 6-2 in the last eight vs. Pacific Division rivals
- 8-3 in the last 11 when their opponent allows five goals or more in their previous game
- 20-6 in the last 26 vs. a team with a winning % below .400
San Jose Sharks vs. Winnipeg Jets Pick
Winnipeg doesn’t have a high-scoring offense, but the Jets are still better than the Sharks in that segment. Winnipeg is scoring 3.11 goals per game opposite San Jose’s 2.94 goals per contest. The Jets are way better defensively; they have a top 10 D that allows 2.78 gpg, while the Sharks have the third-worst defense in the NHL that surrenders 3.71 gpg. The Jets, if they want to be in the playoffs, cannot afford to lose this kind of game, so I am backing them to approach it at 100% and secure a comfortable win.
Pick: Take the Jets at -1.5 Puck Line (+116)
San Jose allowed at least four goals in four of the previous five games and conceded 14 in the last two. Winnipeg’s defense has also been quite leaky recently as the Jets allowed 4+ goals in each of their last five games. That said, I expect to see an entertaining (for the neutrals) duel with plenty of goals. Over is 6-0 in the Sharks’ last six following a home loss of three or more goals; Over is 4-0 in San Jose’s previous four vs. Central Division rivals, while Over is 4-1 in the Jets’ last five vs. Pacific Division opponents.
Pick: Go Over 6 goals (-110)