Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Ducks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the San Jose Sharks taking on the Anaheim Ducks Friday December 4th at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
San Jose Sharks (14-10-0-0) vs. Anaheim Ducks (9-12-4-1)
Date: Friday December 4th
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Anaheim -121
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Anaheim-1.5 +230
NHL Betting Total:5.0
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A pair of Western Conference foes meet in Anaheim on Friday night as the Ducks welcome in the Sharks to the Honda Center.
Anaheim comes in off a loss to Tampa Bay at home 2-1 last time out and will continue this lengthy home stand with their 4th straight home game.
The Sharks were routed on their home ice against the Penguins 5-1 as they dropped 2 of their 3 games on their home stand.
Patrick Marleau has been a major headliner over the past couple weeks. After scoring just 1 goal in 12 games, the trade rumors started to swirl. Marleau has since heated up and will now try for 5 straight games with a goal on Friday.
Overall, Marleau has scored 6 goals in 8 games and has 8 points during 5 game point streak.
San Jose will go for their 8th straight road win now as they continue to play well away from home.
San Jose brings in a record of 10-3 on the road. They are getting the job done on both sides of the puck as they’re scoring 3.08 goals per game and conceding just 2.38.
G Martin Jones is expected to be in goal come Friday night. Jones allowed 4 goals against the Penguins last time out, but is still 6-2 in his last 8 overall.
The Ducks started the season off with a 1-7-2 month of October and it looked like they were in store for a long season.
However, Anaheim has really bounced back with an 8-4-3 month of November, but they still cannot figure out how to string together a couple wins and build off some momentum.
Anaheim has not won back-to-back games this season in over a month and failed to do so once again after falling to Tampa Bay last time out.
G Jon Gibson is expected to be between the pipes once again as Frederik Andersen continues to battle the flu. Gibson has allowed just 9 goals over 5 starts and has a .932 save percentage.
The Ducks have found some success with the new line of Getzlaf, Perry, and Rakell. Rickard Rakell has been a newcomer to this line and has found success with 5 goals and 10 points overall in 13 games.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Sharks are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Sharks are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- Ducks are 6-14 in their last 20 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
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The Ducks just haven’t been able to build any consistency this season. With the way the Sharks play on the road as well, they are a good price to play at plus money.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose ML
The Sharks continue their hot play on the road as they send Anaheim to their 2nd straight home loss.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 4- Anaheim 2
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