Free NHL Picks Today: San Jose Sharks vs Winnipeg Jets 3/28/23

Free NHL Picks Today: San Jose Sharks vs Winnipeg Jets 3/28/23
Tue 28th March 2023

The Winnipeg Jets (41-30-3) travel to face the San Jose Sharks (19-39-15), who will be looking to halt their losing streak, at SAP Center at San Jose on Tuesday. Winnipeg is coming off a 4-1 loss against the Kings on Saturday.

The Jets took advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring once on six shots, while also conceding a power play goal. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the lone goal for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck saved only 25 of 28 shots against (.892%) in the loss.

San Jose dropped their ninth straight game, falling 5-3 to the Flames on Saturday. Martin Kaut, Logan Couture, and Nico Sturm scored one apiece for the Sharks. Erik Karlsson had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Kaapo Kahkonen only had 25 saves on 29 shots against (.862%) in the loss.


The Sharks won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 3-2 (OT) victory on March 6. Couture (1G 1A) and Karlsson (0G 2A) each had two points to lead San Jose. Nino Niederreiter and Nate Schmidt were on the scoresheet for Winnipeg. James Reimer got the win, saving 36 of 38 shots (.947%).


Winnipeg is averaging 2.97 goals per game for the season, 21st in the NHL, and they are taking on a Sharks team that is allowing 3.84 goals a game (30th). Meanwhile, San Jose has found the net 2.85 times a game on average, 25th in the league, and the Jets are allowing opponents to score 2.81 goals per game (11th).

The Jets’ 19.59% power play percentage ranks 21st in the league, while the Sharks are 27th with a conversion rate of 17.35%. Both teams are successful at penalty killing, as San Jose has the league’s third-highest PK% at 83.56% and Winnipeg is fifth at 83.10%.


With 75 and 69 points this season, Kyle Connor and Josh Morrissey have been the top skaters for the Jets. In the net, Hellebuyck (32-23-2) is Winnipeg’s top goaltender.

He has a 2.59 GAA and a .918% save percentage. Karlsson leads the Sharks in scoring with 90 points (10th in the league). He has 22 goals and 68 assists (3rd). Reimer (10-18-8) has the best goals against average for San Jose at 3.40. He has a save percentage of .891%.


Winnipeg is 19-18-1 away from home this season. San Jose is seeking to reverse a nine-game losing run at SAP Center at San Jose this season.

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Winnipeg Jets (-175)

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