Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks

by Dirty on March 2, 2010

The New Jersey Devils and the San Jose Sharks will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at HP Pavilion.

Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Devils, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

The Devils were ousted 5-2 by the Hurricanes last time out, as -130 favorites. That game’s seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5).

Zach Parise and Brian Rolston tallied for the Devils.

Kent Huskins scored the lone goal in the Sharks’ 3-1 loss to the Sabres last time out. The Sharks were -115 favorites in that game, while the game’s four goals went UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Team records:
New Jersey: 37-21-3
San Jose: 40-13-9

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-4-1
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games
San Jose is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey at Calgary, Friday, March 5
San Jose home to Montreal, Thursday, March 4

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