Sharks vs. Islanders NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – The Sharks look to win their fifth straight when they take on the Islanders in New York at 7:00PM ET tonight.
SAN JOSE: Joe Thornton scored two goals against the Red Wings to extend his points streak to five games as the Sharks beat Detroit, 4-2. That made it four in a row for San Jose, which is now 5-3-0-0 on the season. Joe Pavelski leads the team with nine points while Antti Niemi has four wins and a 2.18 goals against average.
NEW YORK: The Islanders are heading in the opposite direction of the Sharks. They’ve lost four in a row, including a 3-2 affair in a shootout against the Penguins on Thursday night. That dropped New York’s record to 3-4-0-1 for the season as John Tavares leads the team with 10 points and Al Montoya has two wins and a 2.01 GAA.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the visiting Sharks as –129 money line favorites over the Islanders, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. San Jose is 4-1 on the road this season while the Islanders are 3-2 at home.
FREE PICK: Take San Jose. According to latest NHL trends, the Sharks are 5-1-1 in their last seven road games against New York and 5-1 in their last six games overall versus the Islanders. New York is 0-4 in its last four games overall and 0-4 in its last four games as an underdog.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: SAN JOSE SHARKS –129Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!