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Sharks vs. Red Wings: NHL Betting

The Detroit Red Wings have only managed to pick up a win in two of their past seven games against the San Jose Sharks as those clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Thursday.

San Jose blanked Detroit 2-0 as a -109 home favorite on the NHL odds when those Western Conference teams last met on March 28 in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-5-1 in the past eight Sharks vs. Red Wings betting contests.

The Sharks will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 20-12-7 this season, while the Red Wings are 19-15-5. San Jose is 13-20-6 against the total, while Detroit is 16-19-4 versus the number.

View San Jose vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Wings were listed earlier today as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Wings rated this week at No. 18 and the Sharks sitting at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.1% while the Sharks defense kills off 86.9% of their penalties.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +111 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 1-0 loser at home against the Blues. Bettors on St. Louis at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
San Jose at Dallas, Saturday, April 13
Detroit at Chicago, Friday, April 12