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Sharks Dominating Series With Devils

The New Jersey Devils have had a season to forget and things won’t get any easier on Thursday when they face off against a squad that’s historically had their number in the San Jose Sharks. In the last six matchups between the teams, the Sharks are a sizzling 5-1. San Jose has also been beating up against weaker competition as of late, posting a 5-1 record versus teams with losing records.

Shark Bites
  • The Devils are 2-6 SU in their last eight games on the road.
  • The Sharks are 5-1 SU in their last six games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Sharks' last 10 games after a win.

The Sharks, who opened as -245 favorites on the moneyline, may be a little too pricey for some, but totals bettors will be interested to know the OVER has gone 3-0 in the Devils’ last five when facing a total of 5.0. That’s the spot they’re in tonight.

For some reason, San Jose hasn’t been able to get the job done in their home arena. The Sharks are a measly 12-14-3 at SAP Center, and will open a three-game homestand tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -250 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-0.2 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.

New Jersey Devils vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks currently sport a record of 37-23-6. The New Jersey Devils are 31-29-7. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 36-25-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Devils have gone 22-30-15 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs New Jersey injuries news.

The Devils - Sharks odds would favor the Sharks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Jose is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Jersey is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 4-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a New Jersey Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 22.54% rate while the Devils have a 81.86% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Devils were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -121 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games
  • New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games on the road
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Jose's last 10 games at home
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 12th
San Jose home to Washington, Saturday, March 12th