New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 27

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 07: New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) skates during Game 3 of an Eastern Conference Second Round playoff game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils on May 7, 2023, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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We have your New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the New Jersey Devils hit the road to face the San Jose Sharks.

The New Jersey Devils (29-25-4) are set to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-36-5) in a clash that pits a team looking to regain its footing against one fighting to improve a disappointing record. As the Devils aim to snap their losing streak, the Sharks are searching for a much-needed win to break their own series of losses.

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Odds Info

Moneyline: New Jersey Devils -250 (BetRivers) / San Jose Sharks +215 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: +1.5 – New Jersey Devils -109 (BetRivers) / San Jose Sharks -112 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – -115 (Bet365) / +100 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 10:30 PM

Location: SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA


New Jersey Devils Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the New Jersey Devils have 15 wins and 12 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the New Jersey Devils have 24 wins and 18 losses.
  • This season, the New Jersey Devils have hit 34 overs and 24 unders.

San Jose Sharks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the San Jose Sharks have 9 wins and 18 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the San Jose Sharks have 15 wins and 41 losses.
  • This season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 24 overs and 32 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the New Jersey Devils and the San Jose Sharks have faced off three times, with the Devils winning two of those encounters and the Sharks claiming victory in one. The visiting team has come out on top in two of these matchups, while the home team has secured a win in just one game. When it comes to betting statistics, the Sharks have consistently beaten the spread in all three games, despite their overall fewer wins. The over/under betting results show a tendency towards high-scoring games, with the total score going over the set threshold twice and under once. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Sharks have had a lower season win percentage compared to the Devils in both seasons, with the Sharks at 25% and the Devils at 50% in the 2023-2024 season, and the Sharks at 28.8889% and the Devils at 65.9091% in the 2022-2023 season. The Sharks have shown offensive strength in their most recent win, with a notable performance from Jacob MacDonald, who scored two goals.

The most recent game between the two teams, played on December 1, 2023, ended with a 6-3 victory for the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks, who were the underdogs with a closing moneyline of +345, managed to overcome the odds and secure a win against the Devils, who were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -465. The game was characterized by a strong offensive display from the Sharks, with Jacob MacDonald, Anthony Duclair, and Mikael Granlund each scoring two goals. The Sharks’ goalie, Kaapo Kahkonen, made an impressive 44 saves on 47 shots, resulting in a save percentage of 0.936. On the other hand, the Devils’ goalie, Akira Schmid, faced 18 shots and made 12 saves, which left him with a save percentage of 0.706. The total score of 9 points comfortably surpassed the closing over-under of 6.5, marking the game as an ‘over’ for bettors.

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Predictions

The New Jersey Devils arrive at the SAP Center with the intention of turning the tide after a series of underwhelming performances. Currently on a one-game losing streak and sitting at 5th in the Metropolitan Division, the Devils are looking to leverage their road game strength, where they’ve secured a 15-10-2 record. Key players like Jesper Bratt, leading the team with 59 points, and Tyler Toffoli, with a team-high 25 goals, will be crucial in sparking the Devils’ offense against the Sharks’ defense. Despite their struggles, the Devils have shown they can be a formidable opponent, especially when their top talents find the back of the net.

On the other side of the ice, the San Jose Sharks are enduring a challenging season, reflected in their current three-game losing streak and last place in the Pacific Division. The Sharks have struggled both offensively and defensively, ranking at the bottom of the league in goal differential. However, players like Fabian Zetterlund and Mikael Granlund have been bright spots, with Zetterlund leading the team with 15 goals and Granlund with 32 points. The Sharks will need these key players to step up and provide the offensive spark, while goalie Kaapo Kahkonen, who boasts a save percentage of 0.936 from their last meeting with the Devils, will be pivotal in net.

This matchup presents an interesting dynamic with the Devils’ offense trying to penetrate the Sharks’ defense. The game could hinge on the performance of special teams, where power plays and penalty kills could tip the scales. Additionally, the head-to-head history shows a tendency for high-scoring games, suggesting that the over/under line of 6.5 could be in play once again. As both teams take to the ice, it will be a battle of wills, with the Devils looking to climb up the conference rankings and the Sharks aiming to prove they can compete despite their season woes.

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Pick

Despite the New Jersey Devils being the favorites, the San Jose Sharks present a compelling moneyline bet for this matchup. The Sharks have shown they can rise to the occasion against the Devils, as evidenced by their last meeting where they secured a 6-3 victory. With players like Fabian Zetterlund and Mikael Granlund finding their stride, the Sharks have the offensive capability to challenge the Devils’ defense. Moreover, the Sharks have consistently beaten the spread in their last three encounters with the Devils, indicating a pattern of outperforming expectations when these two teams clash.

Additionally, the SAP Center has been a fortress for underdog stories, and with the Sharks playing at home, they could harness the energy of the crowd to fuel their performance. The Devils, on the other hand, are on a losing streak and have shown vulnerability, especially in their recent games. Considering the Sharks’ competitive odds and the potential for a high-scoring game, betting on the Sharks’ moneyline is a calculated risk that could yield significant rewards, mirroring the outcome of their previous encounter.

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +215. (BetRivers)

New Jersey Devils vs. San Jose Sharks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

New Jersey Devils

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Tyler Toffoli Points 0.5 7/10 -180 +140 0.8 0.88
Nico Hischier Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -160 +124 3.9 3.91
Jack Hughes Shots On Goal 4.5 7/10 -115 -115 5.7 5.70
Luke Hughes Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.9 2.03