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Red Wings on the road versus San Jose

The Detroit Red Wings have been tagged with a loss in four of their last five games against the San Jose Sharks as those teams meet in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

The Sharks blanked the Red Wings 1-0 as a road favorite on the NHL odds in the first meeting between the teams this season on October 21. The OVER/UNDER has gone 0-4-2 in the last six games between the Wings and Sharks since 2012.

The Sharks are 27-11-6 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 19-14-10. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 22-18-4 and the Red Wings go 20-20-3 on the totals.

View Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before puck drop in this match found them as 173-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Sharks and the No. 17-ranked Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Detroit at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Sharks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 4-ranked offense (3.27 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 19.08% rate while the Red Wings have a 85.28% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at Los Angeles, Saturday, January 11th
San Jose home to Boston, Saturday, January 11th