Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Ducks NHL Odds
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(43-22-8) San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks (30-36-9)
Date: Friday, March 22nd
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks -180 | Ducks +148
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: OFF
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The playoff bound San Jose Sharks will travel to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, to battle the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Sharks have won two straight road games entering this contest while also picking up a 4-2 win over the Ducks in their last meeting on December of 2018.
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Interesting enough, despite San Jose losing three straight outings, they ended up clinching a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a Colorado Avalanche win over the Minnesota Wild. Nonetheless, the Sharks are still in pursuit of first place within the Western Conference, currently held by the Calgary Flames.
With that being said, the Sharks have been dismal on both ends of the ice lately as their offense is only posting two goals per game during their current losing streak. On the other hand, the defense has allowed a total of 15 goals during this time, including seven in their last outing versus the Vegas Golden Knights.
Logan Couture was responsible for two goals for San Jose in their loss versus the Golden Knights as the defense allowed the visitors to explode for three goals in the first and third periods, alone. Couture has 26 goals on the season, yet his two goals versus Vegas ended a string of four games to where he went scoreless.
Point/shot leader Brent Burns has gone scoreless in the last 10 games for San Jose. On the other hand, he has racked up five assist along with five points during this time on a total of 27 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks sit in seventh place within the Pacific Division and have less than a 1% chance of making the playoffs at this point in the season. In all, they have been a bit too up and down on both ends of the ice in which to string together any wins throughout the season.
It was certainly the case in their last game versus the Winnipeg Jets as the visitors went up by a 1-0 lead to begin the final period. Nonetheless, the defense for Anaheim, which ranks near the bottom in the league, allowed two goals during this time while suffering the shutout loss.
Ryan Getzlaf is the current point leader for the Ducks as he has obtained six in the last four outings. On the other hand, he has also scored twice during this time while also obtaining five assists on a total of six shots.
Shot leader in the Rikard Rakell (171) has had 17 shots in the last six games for the Ducks. Nonetheless, he has gone scoreless during this time while obtaining three assists along with three points.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sharks are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim.
- Sharks are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 6-2-4 in the last 12 meetings in Anaheim.
- Over is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
And while one can certainly make a case that the Anaheim Ducks have played much better at home than the Sharks have performed on the road lately, one should look for San Jose to get back on the winning track in this all-important contest.
As stated earlier, the Sharks will be looking to improve their playoff positioning by stringing together some wins to conclude the season. With that being said, look for them to start with a 5 – 2 victory over and up and down Anaheim team whose playoff chances are dwindling by the night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Sharks 5 – Ducks 2
San Jose dominated Anaheim in their last meeting, as pointed out. Look for this contest to be more of the same as the Sharks will be chomping at the bit for a much-needed victory in which to keep pressure on the Calgary Flames for first place in the Western Conference.
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