The San Jose Sharks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning six of their last seven games.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 21 goals, Timo Meier has 26 assists and Brent Burns has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Adin Hill has allowed 61 goals on 619 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 56 goals on 670 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 19 goals, Tony DeAngelo has 26 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 58 goals on 806 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 20 goals on 218 goals.
The Sharks are 7-19 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 Sunday games. The Hurricanes are 37-16 in their last 53 home games and 29-11 in their last 40 overall. The under is 7-2 in Sharks last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The Sharks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks are back in one of their slumps, and they don’t play their best on the end of back to backs. The Carolina Hurricanes have been consistent all year, they dominate at home, and they’ve had no trouble winning on the end of back to backs. The Hurricanes are one of the more consistent teams in the league and a trustworthy betting side. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.