Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Sharks Odds
Looking for Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Canucks taking on the Sharks on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
27-36-13 (14-15-8 V) Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks 43-28-6 (17-18-3 H)
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Sharks -275
NHL Betting Total: 5
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While one team battles for a better playoff position, the other battles for a the top draft pick.
San Jose welcomes in the Canucks on Thursday night with both teams having motivation for different results.
A year after making the playoffs, the Canucks have certainly became the most disappointing team in the NHL.
Vancouver currently sits with just 67 points, which is tied for last in the West with Edmonton. Over in the East, the Columbus continues to battle right there with them at 68 points.
Vancouver has also gotten used to lengthy losing streaks. The Canucks have dropped 9 straight games and things haven’t been pretty for them. This year, they have a goal differential of -49, which is easily the worst in the NHL.
The road has also been a mess for them this year. The Canucks have gone just 14-15-5-3 away from home, which actually isn’t that bad all things considered. However, they have zero offensive firepower away from Vancouver, as they score just 2.16 goals per road game.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose meanwhile is trying to push their way into a better playoff position.
Having already clinched, the Sharks sit 3rd in the Pacific Division, but nothing has been decided yet. San Jose is just 2 points behind 2nd place Anaheim and 3 points behind 1st place Los Angeles.
Not expected, it’s home ice that has caused a lot of problems for the Sharks this year. This team is under .500 at 17-18-1-2. San Jose has conceded 2.7 goals per game, which has been their downfall. Ironically, G Martin Jones has been one of the best in the NHL though.
Jones is 36-21-4 on the year and has a GAA of just 2.25.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0-3 in VAN last 8 overall.
- VAN are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Pacific.
- VAN are 7-20 in their last 27 Thu. games.
- Under is 8-2 in SJ last 10 Thu. games.
- SJ are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Pacific.
- SJ are 19-8 in their last 27 Thu. games.
- VAN are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings.
- Road team is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Prediction
San Jose’s home ice troubles is quite alarming.
However, this is a chance to really put the pressure on in the Pacific Division.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose -1.5
With zero motivation from the Canucks as they look for the top draft pick, this is one the Sharks can take advantage of situationally.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 5- Vancouver 2
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