San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 22 (12/22): NHL

San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 22 (12/22): NHL

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Wild money line -310
Wild spread -1.5 (-125)
Sharks  money line +255
Sharks spread +1.5 (+105)
Over / under 6.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Minnesota Wild San Jose Sharks
Record 13-5-5 11-5-4
Road / home record 6-3-2 7-2-2
Streak W3 W4
Goals per game 3.00 3.25
Goals allowed per game 2.57 3.00
Shots per game 30.5 29.0
Shots allowed per game 28.5 31.2
PP % 24.6% 23.10%
PK % 28.22% 10.80%
Over / under record 8-15 10-10
 

Preview

The Minnesota Wild continue on the road and will visit the Little Caesars Arena on Monday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Wild won the 4 games.

 

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota get here with a 7-6-3 record overall and are 5-2-1 on the road ranking 4th in the Central Division. In their last game at home, they lost 3-2 against the San Jose Sharks. Kirill Kaprizov scored in the shootout for Minnesota, which got regulation goals from Freddy Gaudreau and Connor Dewar. Gustavsson finished with 35 saves.

Kirill Kaprizov is leading the team with 17 points and 10 goals while Matt Zuccarello leads in assists with 9 for the Wild.

In their last 10 games the Wild are 6-4, averaging 2.2 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks have won 5 of the last 6 games and are 5-4-1 on the road this season ranking 2nd in the Pacific. In their lasr game on the road, they beat the Oilers 3-1. Viktor Arvidsson assisted on all three goals for the Sharks, who have won five of their last six games. Cal Petersen stopped 22 shots.

Kevin Fiala leads the team with 18 points, 6 goals and 12 assists for the Sharks. Gabriel Vilardi has 10 goals.

In their last 10 games the Sharks are 7-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.8 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Minnesota are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against San Jose.

Minnesota are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Minnesota are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games.

San Jose are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Jose's last 12 games against Minnesota.

 

Prediction

The Wild have been playing great lately and have scored 4 goals per game in their last 2 matches. Minnesota is 5-0 in their last 5 games on the road and have dominated the Sharks beating them in 7 straight meetings. The Sharks are on a hot streak as they have won 4 games in a row scoring an average of goals per game on that strecht. With both offenses on fire I think the best play is the over.

PICK: Over 6 (-110) 

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