Carolina vs San Jose NHL Odds & Betting Prediction

Carolina vs San Jose NHL Odds & Betting Prediction

Written by on December 5, 2018

After snapping a losing streak the last time they took to the ice, the San Jose Sharks will look to avoid the big upset when they host the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in a mid-week matchup that looks like it’s offering a ton of value in my expert opinion.

With Carolina starting to heat up just a bit recently and San Jose looking stay near the leaders in the Pacific Division standings, let’s find out where the NHL odds value lies in this contest.

Carolina vs San Jose NHL Odds & Betting Prediction

Why Bet On Carolina at +115?

Why should you consider betting on Carolina in this contest? Well, because the Hurricanes are desperate and they’ve got an elite defense that ranks sixth in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Unfortunately, the Hurricanes are also pretty awful in averaging just 2.5 goals per game (29th), so there’s that as well. Carolina has dropped two in a row including their 2-0 shutout loss against Los Angeles on Sunday.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.54
  • Shots: 38.69
  • PP/PK Percentage: 15.91
Defense
  • Goals: 2.73
  • Shots: 27.92
  • PP/PK Percentage: 21.52

Why Bet on San Jose at -140?

Why should you consider betting on San Jose in this Wednesday night matchup? First of all, the Sharks are playing at home where they’ve gone a stellar 8-3-1-1 so far this season while taking on a Carolina team that is a modest 5-6-1 on the road. San Jose is also kind of desperate right about now after losing five of their last seven games, although they did manage to pick up a solid 3-1 win over Montreal on Sunday. The Sharks average 3.0 goals per game to rank a respectable 14th in scoring while giving up 3.1 goals per game defensively to rank 19th in goals allowed.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.04
  • Shots: 35.29
  • PP/PK Percentage: 22.83
Defense
  • Goals: 3.18
  • Shots: 29.04
  • PP/PK Percentage: 14.46

Carolina vs San Jose NHL Betting Trends

  • Carolina is 2-14 ATS in the last 16 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games
  • San Jose is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • San Jose is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of San Jose’s last 8 games when playing Carolina

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Carolina vs San Jose

San Jose has been struggling lately while Carolina has been playing a bit better in winning four of their last seven games, but I still like San Jose to get it done at home in this contest. The Hurricanes are an uninspiring 2-5 in their last 7 road games, 2-5 in their last 7 games against teams from the Western Conference and a winless 0-4 in their last 4 games against teams from the Pacific division. Conversely, San Jose has gone  6-2 in their last 8 home games, not to mention the fact that the home team in this rivalry has gone 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. With both of these teams not very far off from one another, I like San Jose to get it done, mostly because they’re playing at home.

NHL Betting Pick: San Jose 3 Carolina 2
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