Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Carolina Hurricanes vs. San Jose Sharks

by Dirty on May 2, 2013

The Carolina Hurricanes and the San Jose Sharks will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at HP Pavilion.

Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 300-moneyline favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Eric Staal and Joe Corvo each lit up the lamp to go along with an assist for Carolina in its 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Vancouver cashed as -145 home favorites as the teams played over the 5.5-goal total listed by sportsbooks.

The Sharks dropped a rare home game, losing 4-2 to the Blackhawks at HP Pavilion Saturday night.

Chicago won as a +175 road underdog while the final score played over the 5.5-goal total.

Team records:
Carolina: 25-22-5
San Jose: 36-7-5

Carolina most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 5-5-4
After a loss are 6-4

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
San Jose is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games

Next up:
Carolina at Phoenix, Saturday, February 7
San Jose at Columbus, Saturday, February 7

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