San Jose Sharks take on Bruins in hockey test
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San Jose Sharks
|8-0-1||October 24, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden||6-2-0|
The Boston Bruins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Jose Sharks invade TD Garden on Thursday.
Boston battles the Sharks, currently with a 8-0-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-5-2 for the Bruins and 4-4-1 for the Sharks.
View San Jose Sharks vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -131 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Bruins) and the No. 1 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Last time out for San Jose, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -120 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -162 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 9-ranked offense (3.12 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.78 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 13.33% rate while the Sharks have a 86.21% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Sharks at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Boston
San Jose is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
San Jose at Montreal, Saturday, October 26th
Boston at New Jersey, Saturday, October 26th