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San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins Pick and Betting Preview

Fans betting on NHL look for value at TD Garden on Thursday as the host Boston Bruins battle the San Jose Sharks in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Boston Bruins as -120 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2.4 result in favor of the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 33-17-4 this season, while the Bruins are 26-23-6. San Jose is 13-24-17 on the totals; Boston is 26-24-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs San Jose injuries news.

This game puts the Boston Bruins, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the San Jose Sharks, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 19.08% rate while the Sharks have a 81.69% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +136 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Bruins were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +146 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • San Jose is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Philadelphia, Saturday, February 11th
Boston home to Vancouver, Saturday, February 11th

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