Sharks vs. Red Wings Free Pick

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DETROIT, MI (The Spread)– Will it be a high-scoring game when the Red Wings host the Sharks at 7:30PM ET in a contest between two teams that have started off the 2013 season on a high note?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -123 money line favorites over the Red Wings, who are +114 money line underdogs despite playing at home tonight. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals for this matchup.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -116 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -123, while the Red Wings’ odds have gone from +107 up to +114. San Jose enters play with a 7-0-1 record and is 2-0-1 on the road this season, while Detroit is 6-3-0 overall and 3-1-0 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 71% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Detroit. It’s also 4-1-1 in the Red Wings’ last six games overall, 3-1-3 in their last seven games on Monday, and 3-0-3 in their last six games versus the Pacific. On the other side, the over is 5-0 in the Sharks’ last five games after allowing eight or more power play opportunities in their previous game, 6-2-1 in their last nine Monday games, and 3-1-1 in their last five games after scoring five goals or more in their previous game. We can’t remember when San Jose looked this fast and aggressive before. Look for the Sharks to bring their high-scoring ways into tonight’s matchup versus the Wings. 

MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: RED WINGS/SHARKS OVER 5.5

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