San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild 10/30/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/29/2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
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The San Jose Sharks will travel to Minnesota to battle against the Wild on Thursday night in the NHL. Both of these teams are in the mix of the competitive Western Conference, who has won the past three Stanley Cup Finals. The Sharks come into Thursday night with a 6-4-1 record. The Sharks needed a shoot-out to down the Avalanche on Tuesday. Minnesota picked up a win on Tuesday night to move to 5-3-0, fourth place in the Central Division.
The Minnesota Wild are led by Zach Parise and their stellar defense. Despite blowing a big lead on Monday to the Rangers, the Wild are allowing just 1.6 goals per game. The offense has moved up to 4th in the league, scoring 3.3 per game. Zach Parise is the leading scorer, as he has scored 3 goals and dished out 4 assists. Minnesota is coming off a season from a year ago, where they surprisingly won 43 games, and finished with 98 points.
For the San Jose Sharks, they are coming off a 51 win season, and 111 total points. Patrick Marleau, the center for San Jose has scored 4 goals and passed for 8 assists on the season. San Jose is led by their goaltender Antti Niemi, who is allowing just 2.8 goals per game. The Sharks fired 49 shots on goal in the win over Colorado, including 10 from their center Joe Pavelski.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
San Jose Sharks are 6-5-0 Against the Spread
San Jose Sharks are 5-6-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Jose Sharks
10/27/14 C Tyler Kennedy Upper Body out indefinitely
10/27/14 LW John Scott Suspension expected to miss 2 games
10/18/14 RW Mike Brown Hand out indefinitely
10/08/14 RW Barclay Goodrow Hand out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Raffi Torres Knee out indefinitely
10/28/14 D Christian Folin Flu "?" Thursday vs San Jose
10/28/14 C Erik Haula Head "?" Thursday vs San Jose
09/18/14 GO Josh Harding Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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