Ducks close out week against Sharks
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to get some revenge on the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night as those Pacific Division teams close out the NHL betting action for the weekend.
San Jose got past Anaheim 4-3 as a -200 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in the first meeting of the season between the teams on November 30. Overall the Ducks and Sharks have split their last 10 meetings 5-5, with the OVER/UNDER 4-6.
This season the Sharks are 24-8-6 overall while the Ducks are 28-7-5. As for the totals, San Jose is 19-15-4 on the OU, and Anaheim is 19-18-3.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Sharks) and the No. 6 (Ducks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Anaheim won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Coyotes on December 28. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
San Jose won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Coyotes on December 27. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense (3.29 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 18.71% rate while the Ducks have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Anaheim home to San Jose, Tuesday, December 31st