With a combined 12 wins over their first 15 games of the season the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks will both be trying to pay out once again on the NHL betting lines when they open the week ahead at the sportsbooks on Monday night.
San Jose is 7-0-1 to start the season, while Anaheim is 5-1-1 - including a 3-2 road shootout loss to the Sharks on January 29. Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored in regulation time for San Jose that day, with Francois Beauchemin and Matt Beleskey responding for Anaheim.
The Sharks went just 1-5 in their six games against the Ducks last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-5 in those contests. On the NHL futures at 5Dimes heading into the week the Sharks are the -210 favorites to win the Pacific Division, with the Ducks at +640 on those NHL betting odds.
San Jose is then back in action on Tuesday night at home against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are 7-0-2 heading into the week after beating the Calgary Flames 3-2 in a shootout on the road in their last game on Saturday night. The Sharks and Blackhawks split their four meetings last season 2-2.
Chicago is tied with the St. Louis Blues at +110 on the NHL futures at 5Dimes to win the Central Division title this season, with the Blues playing host to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. St. Louis has already beaten Nashville twice this season, and they're riding a four-game winning streak against the Preds.
On Wednesday night the Ducks return to the ice on the road against the Colorado Avalanche, who have won two games in a row on the NHL betting lines to improve to 4-4-0 heading into the week. Colorado went 3-1 against Anaheim last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-2-1 in those four contests.
Thursday night's top matchups include Detroit at St. Louis, with the Red Wings having slipped to +700 odds at 5Dimes to win the Central Division this season. The Red Wings and Blues have split their two meetings so far this year 1-1, with both of those games turning into OVER results on the NHL betting lines.