San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Preview
Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the San Jose vs Detroit battle on Thursday at HP Pavilion as the Sharks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Sharks are 9-6-3 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 9-8-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 4-13-1 and the Red Wings go 10-8-2 on the totals.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Sharks) and the No. 14 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 23-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 77.1% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
San Jose won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Avalanche on February 26. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -192 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Red Wings at Sharks trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 8 games at home
San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Chicago, Sunday, March 3
San Jose home to Nashville, Saturday, March 2