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Bruins face San Jose Sharks: NHL odds preview and stats

Boston BruinsSan Jose Sharks
March 22, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks Odds

42-27-3TEAM RECORD36-27-10

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling San Jose on Thursday at HP Pavilion.

Supporters of the Bruins have seen them go 42-27-3 so far this season, while the Sharks are at 36-27-10. In totals betting, the Sharks are 33-38-2, while the Bruins are 41-29-2.

View Boston vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Sharks sit at No. 9 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 21% while the Bruins defense kills off 83.3% of their penalties.

Boston won its last outing, a 8-0 result against the Maple Leafs on March 19. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bruins at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
San Jose is 8-10-5 SU in its last 23 games ,when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 24
San Jose home to Phoenix, Saturday, March 24

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