San Jose vs Detroit: prediction for the NHL game
The Sharks and the Red Wings face off in the National Hockey League on January 12. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose played their last four games away from home. First, they suffered two devastating defeats to Pittsburgh (5:8) and Detroit (2:6). The Sharks were horrible on the defensive and allowed the opponents to create too many scoring chances.
In the third match, the Sharks prevailed over Buffalo (3:2). Goalie Hill had a great game and saved 37 out of 39 shots on his goal. San Jose built on that success and defeated Philadelphia in the last outing (3:2 OT).
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit continue to deliver average results. In the last five matches, the Red Wings recorded only one victory, over San Jose (6:2). Forwards Bertuzzi and Suter eached scored a double.
In their last games away, the Wings managed to earn one point at Anaheim (3:4 SO). They also suffered a crushing defeat to Los Angeles (0:4). Currently, Detroit are in the 9th position in the East with 36 points to their name.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 out of 4 games between the two clubs, Detroit scored first.
Detroit are in poor form and lose points even at home, but they have a good record against San Jose, so we would take a risk and place a bet on the outsider.
Our prediction - Detroit to not lose
Prediction: Detroit to not lose
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We don't expect a barn-burner here as both sides have problems creating scoring chances.
Second bet - total under 5.5 goals