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Sharks go for sweep of Canucks

Vancouver CanucksSan Jose Sharks
May 7, 10:00 PM | HP Pavilion

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Odds

26-15-7TEAM RECORD25-16-7

Vancouver tries to avoid a playoff sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at HP Pavilion.

After dropping both home games, the Canucks were handled 5-2 in Game 3 and now face a daunting task. But the Sharks have been erratic and if any team is capable of losing four straight, its San Jose.

Still, the Canucks are solid +145 underdogs here if Canuck fans feel their team can extend the series.

The Sharks are 25-16-7 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 26-15-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 15-23-10 and the Canucks go 18-25-5 on the totals.

View Vancouver vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +157 on most hockey betting menus (including Bet365) early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Sharks and the No. 15-rated Canucks in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 20.1% while the Canucks defense kills off 84% of their penalties.

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Sharks on May 5. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing San Jose are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Canucks at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Vancouver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
San Jose is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
San Jose is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Vancouver home to San Jose, Thursday, May 9