Sharks set to battle the Red Wings
The San Jose Sharks are 8-2 over their past 10 games against the Detroit Red Wings as those two teams prepare to renew hostilities at Joe Louis Arena on Monday night.
The Sharks went 2-1 against the Red Wings last season when both teams were still members of the Western Conference, with the OVER/UNDER going 0-2-1 in those contests. The OVER/UNDER has gone 4-4-2 in their 10 most recent matchups.
The Red Wings sport records of 6-3-0 heading into this matchup, while the Sharks sit at 7-0-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-4-1 for the Red Wings and 4-3-1 for the Sharks.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Sharks listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 11 (Red Wings) and the No. 1 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
San Jose won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Flames on October 19. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Coyotes on October 19. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -111 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 Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 21.43% rate while the Sharks have a 85.19% rate on the penalty kill.
San Jose at Boston, Thursday, October 24th
Detroit at Ottawa, Wednesday, October 23rd