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Red Wings vs. Sharks NHL Betting

The Detroit Red Wings have already paid off against the San Jose Sharks once this season as those Western Conference clubs get set to hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

Detroit got past San Jose 2-1 as a road underdog when those teams last met on February 28 in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. That improved Detroit to just 2-4 over its last six NHL betting matchups against San Jose dating back to 2011.

The Sharks currently sports a record of 15-11-6. The Red Wings are 17-11-5. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 11-17-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 14-15-4 against the number.

View Detroit vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Wings were listed as +-116 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Sharks sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Wings sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 17.9% while the Red Wings defense kills off 78.9% of their penalties.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 4-0 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on San Jose at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Wings at Sharks trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing San Jose
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 8 games
San Jose is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
San Jose is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Chicago, Sunday, March 31
San Jose home to Phoenix, Saturday, March 30