NHL Game Preview - Ducks underdogs vs Sharks at Anaheim
The San Jose Sharks will be looking for another win on the NHL betting lines against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night as those Western Conference clubs hit the ice together once again.
The Sharks beat the Ducks 3-2 at -155 on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season back on January 29. That improved San Jose to 4-6 over their past 10 contests against the Ducks, with the OVER/UNDER going 4-6 in those games.
This season the Ducks are 5-1-1 overall while the Sharks are 7-0-1. As for the totals, Anaheim is 3-4 on the OU, and San Jose is 2-5-1.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Sharks listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 7 (Ducks) and the No. 2 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.9 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.8 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 33.3% rate while the Sharks have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.
The Sharks were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +172 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +101 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Sharks at Ducks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games when playing Anaheim
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Jose
San Jose home to Chicago, Tuesday, February 5
Anaheim at Colorado, Wednesday, February 6