New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Free Pick


The New Jersey Devils, spearheaded by Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri, are set to take the ice against Logan Couture, Brent Burns, and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center for an East-West matchup. This one will get going at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10 and it can be viewed live on NBC Sports California.

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Odds

The Sharks (-195) are being chosen as the favorites over the Devils (+170) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

San Jose is 15-16 straight-up (SU) and has lost 9.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team recorded during last year’s regular season (45-37). Of the team’s 31 games this season, 18 have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and none have pushed. Thus far, the team is 9-5 SU at home.

The Sharks have converted on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.3 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 26.0 saves per game with a .900 save percentage, Martin Jones (11-10-3) has been the top option in goal for San Jose this season. If head coach Peter Deboer chooses to give him the night off, however, San Jose might turn to Aaron Dell (4-6-6 record, .901 save percentage, 2.89 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, New Jersey is 10-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 28 regular season outings, 16 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Devils are 3-12 SU.

The Devils have converted on 19.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully defended 82.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Keith Kinkaid (2.94 goals against average and .906 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Kinkaid is averaging 27.1 saves per game and has 10 wins, 13 losses, and five OT losses to his credit.

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Sharks, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Notes

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their past five matchups.
  • Two clubs that shoot the puck early and often, New Jersey has attempted the league’s fifth-most shots on goal (33.5) and San Jose has attempted the fourth-most (35.1).
  • New Jersey skaters have given out the league’s 10th-most hits per game (22.5).