Sharks get a visit from the rival Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to get the better of the San Jose Sharks once again on Thursday night as those Western Conference rivals meet in marquee NHL betting action.

Anaheim doubled up on San Jose by a 6-3 score on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks when those teams last met back on December 31 in an OVER result.

The Sharks had been 4-0 in their previous four games against the Ducks since last season.

The Ducks will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 45-17-7 this season, while the Sharks are 45-18-7. Anaheim is 35-31-3 against the total, while San Jose is 31-34-5 versus the number.

View Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Anaheim before puck drop in this match found them as 134-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 20-rated Ducks taking on the No. 14-rated Sharks in this contest.

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In their last action, Anaheim was a 3-2 loser at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 loser at home against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at +305 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.09 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 15.94% while the Ducks defense kills off 81.28% of their penalties.

Next up:
Anaheim home to Florida, Sunday, March 23rd
San Jose home to Washington, Saturday, March 22nd