NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-San Jose Sharks take on Canucks in hockey test

San Jose SharksVancouver Canucks
May 3, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

25-16-7TEAM RECORD26-15-7

The San Jose Sharks will look to grab a 2-0 series lead against the Canucks in Vancouver Friday in hockey playoff betting action.

Vancouver opened as a significant moneyline favorite to even this series before action returns to San Jose on Sunday.

Vancouver will face the 25-16-7 Sharks. In totals betting, the Canucks are 18-25-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 15-23-10 favoring the OVER.

View San Jose vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -142 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Sharks taking on the No. 15-rated Canucks in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Sharks have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sharks were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sharks at Canucks trends to consider:
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 9 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
Vancouver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver's last 9 games when playing San Jose

Next up:
San Jose home to Vancouver, Sunday, May 5

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