NHL Odds: Canucks on road in San Jose
The Vancouver Canucks are riding a two-game losing streak against the San Jose Sharks as those Western Conference teams meet for the third time this season in NHL betting action on Monday night.
San Jose beat Vancouver 4-1 at home on January 27 and 3-2 on the road on March 5 to pay off on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks; the OVER/UNDER was 0-1-1 in those two games. Overall the Canucks have managed to win six of their last 10 games against the Sharks.
The Sharks are 17-11-6 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 19-10-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 11-18-5 and the Canucks go 13-18-4 on the totals.
The Sharks were listed earlier today as -126 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Sharks) and the No. 16 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Canucks have a 81.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Vancouver lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Oilers on March 30. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -169 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Canucks at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 8 games
Vancouver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Jose's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games when playing Vancouver
Vancouver home to Edmonton, Thursday, April 4
San Jose home to Minnesota, Wednesday, April 3