Two big guns in the NHL get set to do battle when the Detroit Red Wings (39-13-6-2) host the San Jose Sharks (41-8-5-4). The Wings are 2-3 SU in their last five games, while the Sharks are on a four game win streak. NHL oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Red Wings as -140 moneyline favs over the Sharks with the over/under set at six goals. Get your Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction in now at Sportsbook.com
The Sharks recently beat the Stars 1-0 on the road thanks to a lone goal from Devin Setoguchi. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29 shots for a 32-6-7 record with a 2.44 GAA and a .910 SVPCT. The Sharks are 15-6-3-3 on the road where they average 3.00 GAG and give up an average 2.67 GAG. In their last five road games they are 2-3 SU where they’ve averaged 5.40 GAG and given up an average 3.20 GAG. The Sharks are 28-28 over/under overall and 12-14 over/under on the road. Alexei Semenov is listed as questionable tonight, due to a coach’s decision. A San Jose victory makes it a seven-point difference, and the Sharks have two more games to play than the Wings over the final 5 1/2 weeks of the regular season.
The Red Wings recently lost to the Wild 2-5 on the road despite goals from Thomas Kopecky and Ville Leino. Backup goalie Jimmy Howard was in net for Chris Osgood and he failed to get his first NHL win. The Wings are 22-4-2-1 at home where they average 4.21 GAG and give up an average 2.62 GAG. In their last five home games they are 4-1 SU where they’ve averaged 5.60 GAG and given up an average 3.00 GAG. Goalie Chris Osgood hasn’t been playing well lately, he’s lost six of his last ten starts. The Wings are 37-23 over/under overall and 19-10 over/under at home. The Wings' chances of catching the San Jose Sharks for the top seed and guaranteed home ice through the Western Conference playoffs basically comes down to winning tonight at Joe Louis Arena. A Detroit victory cuts San Jose's lead to three points and it could get interesting down the stretch.
Recent Trends to Consider:
- Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
- Favorite is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
- Home team is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
- Under is 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings in Detroit.
- Sharks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
- Sharks are 4-17-1 in the last 22 meetings in Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction
When: Wed, Feb 25, 2009 7:00 PM ET
Pick: Red Wings -140
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The Bottom Line: The Wings are money at home, but it’ll depend on who is in net. Get your Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction in now at Sportsbook.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!