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NHL Betting Preview - Vancouver Canucks Underdogs vs San Jose Sharks at San Jose

The San Jose Sharks get a visit from the Vancouver Canucks in NHL Betting Odds action on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -250 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Sharks to win this game 4.2-1.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vancouver Canucks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 26-29-7 this season, while the Sharks are 37-18-7. Vancouver is 24-26-12 on the totals; San Jose is 15-28-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Vancouver injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Jose Sharks rated this week at No. 5 and the Vancouver Canucks sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 16.84% while the Canucks defense kills off 77.11% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vancouver was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

San Jose won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Maple Leafs on February 28. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Vancouver is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Vancouver is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 4th
San Jose at Minnesota, Sunday, March 5th