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San Jose Sharks battle vs Montreal Canadiens highlights NHL odds menu

Montreal Canadiens

San Jose Sharks
35-23-7 March 08, 2014, 10:00 PM | SAP Center 40-17-7

The San Jose Sharks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canadiens arrive at SAP Center on Saturday.

San Jose battles the Canadiens, currently with a 35-23-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-31-5 for the Sharks and 22-34-9 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

The Sharks were listed earlier today as -191 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game puts the Sharks, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canadiens, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

The Canadiens were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -147 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 7-ranked offense (3.05 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.49 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.23% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Montreal home to Boston, Wednesday, March 12th
San Jose home to Toronto, Tuesday, March 11th