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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Betting Matchup Report

San Jose SharksVancouver Canucks
May 1, 10:30 PM | Rogers Arena

San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

25-16-7TEAM RECORD26-15-7

The Canucks try to get a jump on the San Jose Sharks in NHL playoff action on Wednesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.

The Canucks earned the No. 3 seed and face a Sharks team that almost packed it in at the trade deadline. But hey kept winning and now are ust slight underdogs in this playoff series.

The Canucks sit at 26-15-7 on the season; in comparison, the Sharks are currently 25-16-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 18-25-5 OU, and San Jose is 15-23-10 OU.

View San Jose vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -147 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Sharks vs Canucks prop odds, courtesy of Bovada:

Series Price
San Jose Sharks (Series Price)        +105
Vancouver Canucks (Series Price)    -125

Series Correct Score    
San Jose Sharks 4-0        12/1
San Jose Sharks 4-1        15/2    
San Jose Sharks 4-2        4/1    
San Jose Sharks 4-3        5/1    
Vancouver Canucks 4-0    10/1    
Vancouver Canucks 4-1    9/2    
Vancouver Canucks 4-2    5/1    
Vancouver Canucks 4-3    4/1    

Total Games in the Series     
4    5/1
5    5/2    
6    37/20
7    37/20    

Total Games in the Series     
Over    5½ (-190)
Under    5½ (+155)

Series Game Spread    
San Jose Sharks    +1½ (-190)        
Vancouver Canucks    -1½ (+155)        

Joe Thornton 1st Round Points
Over / Under 4.5

Logan Couture 1st Round Points
Over / Under 4

Patrick Marleau 1st Round Points
Over / Under 3

Henrik Sedin 1st Round Points
Over / Under 5.5

Daniel Sedin 1st Round Points
Over / Under 5

Jannik Hansen 1st Round Points
Over / Under 3

Alexandre Burrows 1st Round Points
Over / Under 3

Ryan Kesler 1st Round Points
Over / Under 4

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Canucks) and the No. 8 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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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.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on April 27. Bettors who backed the Kings at -149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Oilers on April 27. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sharks at Canucks trends to consider:
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
San Jose is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next up:
San Jose at Vancouver, Friday, May 3