Carolina Hurricanes at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +115 and the Sharks at -140.
Carolina has a record of 12-10-4 this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 66 goals and given up 71 goals for a point differential of -5. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-14-0 and an over/under record of 8-18-0. San Jose has a record of 13-10-5 this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 89 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 13-15-0 while their over/under record is 16-12-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-14-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-18-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 13-15-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 16-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/04/18 LW Micheal Ferland Concussion is doubtful Wednesday vs San Jose
11/27/18 D Brett Pesce Lower Body IR (11/27)
10/03/18 C Victor Rask Hand IR (10/03)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Curtis McElhinney has 7 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has 300 shots against him and he's given up 21 goals. He's made 279 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Sebastian Aho has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 7 goals this year with 70 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Micheal Ferland averages 15.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 11 goals on 71 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the season.
Brent Burns has scored 29 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 4 goals this season with 87 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 23.6 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 10 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 538 shots against him and he's surrendered 57 goals. He's made 481 saves for a save percentage of 89%. Logan Couture averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 8 goals on 69 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 17th in the NHL. They average 39 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.55% for the season. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 14th in the league. The Hurricanes have 28 total points this season, ranking 19th in the NHL in offense. They are 29th in the league with 66 goals while they've given up 71 goals, which is 27th overall. They have had 88 power play opportunities and scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 24th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 11th with 85 goals scored while they are 6th in the NHL with 89 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.60%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 25th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 31 points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 21 power play goals on 92 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks their power play unit 11th. They've allowed 83 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, which is 2nd overall.
Carolina is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 58%, as they've attempted 1,864 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,350 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 57.5% as they have 1,395 attempts while they have given up 1,030 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 1st in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.9% of the time, which is 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.1% for the season. That is 31st overall in the NHL. They have 830 face-off wins compared to 771 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That ranks them 8th in the league. On defense Carolina has 714 hits and they have blocked 320 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Sharks are 6th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 831 face-off wins compared to 853 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 19th in the league. On defense San Jose has 495 hits and they have blocked 378 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55% as they've attempted 1,871 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,529 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.2% ranks 3rd as they have 1,421 attempts while they have given up 1,151 shots on the defensive end.
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