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Stars Continue Ugly Road Slide in Cali

The San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars are trending in opposite directions ahead of Saturday night’s clash in California. The Stars recently relinquished first place in the Central Division to Chicago and have lost five out of six games in January, while the Sharks have won four-straight.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 0-5 in their last five home games vs a team with a winning road record.
  • The home team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between the Stars and Sharks.
  • The Sharks are 1-5 in their last six game vs the Central Division.

For some reason, the Sharks simply can’t get the job done in front of their hometown fans. San Jose is a paltry 7-12-0-0 in at home this year despite going a phenomenal 15-6-2-0 on the road. Needless to say, the Sharks rank as one of the worst home squads in the NHL. The good news for Sharks bettors is Dallas is winless in its last six road contests.

When the Sharks and Stars collide, high-scoring games have become the norm. The OVER has paid out in each of the previous four meetings between the clubs. The OVER is also 8-3-1 in the Sharks’ last 12.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 3.8-1.6 result in favor of the Sharks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Sharks sit at 22-18-2 on the season; in comparison, the Dallas Stars are currently 29-12-4. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 24-15-3 OU, and Dallas is 23-21-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Dallas injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Jose Sharks rated this week at No. 1 and the Dallas Stars sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Stars defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 20.86% while the Stars defense kills off 80.31% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, San Jose was a 2-1 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on San Jose at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Jose's last 22 games
  • San Jose is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Jose's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 19th
San Jose home to Ottawa, Monday, January 18th