*10* NHL TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports)
San Jose vs. Pittsburgh,
01/02/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Total: -120/+6 Over
10* Over Sharks/Penguins (7:05 ET): Pittsburgh just lost its leading scorer Jake Guentzel for the rest of the regular season. But following three straight wins where they tallied 16 goals, I think we can probably count on them scoring a good number of goals tonight. They are averaging 3.5 per game at home and there's no reason to believe that won't continue as they get off plenty of shots as well. Not all the scoring came from Guentzel. Despite injuries, this remains one of the top teams in the league.
San Jose is having a down year. They went 2-9-2 in December, fired their head coach and now reside in last place in the Western Conference with just 37 points. Scoring has been difficult for the Sharks as they have scored two or less goals in five of the last six games. They come in averaging only 2.2 per game on the road and were just shut out by an awful Detroit club on New Year's Eve.
While this matchup certainly looks lopsided on paper, I think it could be more competitive than you may think. San Jose did score six times in a home win over Philadelphia last week. The key here is them scoring 2-3 goals, which I think they can do. While the Guentzel injury is obviously big for Pittsburgh, this is a team that has scored at least four goals in six of its last seven games. There's plenty of remaining firepower. 10* Over Sharks/Penguins