San Jose vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL fixture
San Jose Sharks
San Jose played five games away from home, where they recorded two victories, over Calgary (4:1) and Minnesota (4:1). Goalie Hill had an amazing game against the Flames: he saved 97% of the shots and also gave two assists. But in the rest of the games, the Sharks suffered devastating defeats, and in the last fixture, back at home, San Jose were thrashed by Washingron with a score of 0:4, and. This time Hill wasn't on form.
Carolina continue to please their fans with successful results. The Hurricanes are on a winning streak of four games, most of the points collected away from home. In Carolina, the Hurricanes prevailed over St Louis (3:2), and then they recorded a win at Vegas (4:2). Trocheck and Aho scored two points each. The Hurricanes also got a narrow win against Anaheim (2:1) and snatched a victory in an exciting battle with Los Angeles (5:4).
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams didn't score in each period.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, San Jose scored first.
Considering San Jose's current form, we do not expect them to deliver a confident performance. Carolina, who continue to look great in their away games, should get a win here.
Our prediction - Carolina to win
The two sides prefer to play open hocket in head-to-head games, which often results in a large number of goals. We suggest playing the total over.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals