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San Jose SharksBoston Bruins
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins Odds

2-3-0TEAM RECORD3-4-0

The Boston Bruins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sharks arrive at TD Garden on Saturday.

This season the Bruins are 3-4 overall while the Sharks are 2-3. As for the totals, Boston is 1-6 on the OU, and San Jose is 3-2.

View San Jose vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 19-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 13.8% rate while the Sharks have a 73.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -125 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Maple Leafs on October 20. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 7-7-2
After a win are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Sharks at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of San Jose's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Nashville, Tuesday, October 25
Boston home to Montreal, Thursday, October 27

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