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Ducks vs Sharks betting preview, pick

The UNDER has paid out in seven of the past 10 games between the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks as those clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action once again on Monday night.

Anaheim is 7-3 over its past 10 games against San Jose dating back to 2011, winning 2-1 as a -110 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in their most recent meeting on February 4. The combined score of that game played well UNDER the posted total.

The Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 12-9-6 this season, while the Ducks are 20-3-4. San Jose is 8-15-4 on the totals; Anaheim is 11-14-2.

View San Jose vs Anaheim Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting San Jose before puck drop in this match found them as +152-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to Bet365.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Ducks and the No. 15-ranked Sharks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Sharks have a 86.7% rate on the penalty kill.

San Jose was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Ducks were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sharks at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
San Jose is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Anaheim
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Anaheim's last 8 games when playing San Jose
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games

Next up:
San Jose at Edmonton, Wednesday, March 20
Anaheim home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 20