Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Stars NHL Odds
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(14-10-3) San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars (15-10-3)
Date: Friday, December 7th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks – 121
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Oddsmakers are presenting some good value on Dallas as slight +110 home underdogs vs. the Sharks on Friday night. The Stars are a very solid 9-3-1 at American Airlines Arena this year and come into the matchup with San Jose on a 3-game winning streak. The Sharks have 10 losses this season, 10 of which have come on the road. San Jose has also lost 4 of 6 so why are they favored (SJ -121) again?
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On Friday night the Sharks will play their 6th road game in the last 7 outings. They’ve already gone 1-4 in this stretch and now must take on Dallas with just 1 days rest. San Jose did look good on Wednesday with a 5-1 win over Carolina powered by 3 assists from Joe Thornton. The Sharks have now won two in a row by a combined score of 8-2 so maybe things are coming together on both ends of the ice.
The Sharks two game winning streak has been powered by Martin Jones in net. Not only has he held both Carolina and Montreal to a goal each, he’s stopped 79 shots total in the process. Dallas averages less than 30 SOG per game so maybe it will be an easier night in net for Jones. Then again, the pressure the last two games could be a sign that San Jose is getting fatigued after so many games on the road.
Speaking of pressure, Dallas should be able to ramp it up tonight as they’ve had 2 nights of rest since their last game and have been at home for the last 5 days. The Stars defense has definitely fueled their start, ranking 3rd in the NHL in goals/game allowed. 6 of the last 10 opponents have been held to 2 goals or less and G Ben Bishop is more than prepared to power the Stars to the win on Friday.
Bishop will be making just his 2nd start since November 19th as he’s missed time with a lower body injury. He could be a bit rusty which means the Stars offense will need to provide some support. Dallas has put up 10 goals in their last two home games and have won three in a row since Mid-November at American Airlines. Just being on their home ice will be nice for Stars players as 7 of their last 10 games have been on the road.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sharks are 1-6 their last 7 road games
- Sharks are 1-5 their last 6 vs. teams with a winning record
- Stars are 6-2 their last 8 home games
- Home team is 6-1 the last 7 meetings
- Sharks are 0-5 the last 5 in Dallas
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
It seems like the wrong team is favored in this matchup which usually means the game is a trap. Dallas may have some question marks in net but they have a decided home ice advantage when playing in Big D. San Jose has won 2 of 3 but you can’t overlook their 2-6 loss to Ottawa (as -174 favorites) to kick off the month.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Dallas +105
The Stars are rested and at home – where they play pretty solid. Plus they are ‘dogs so what more do you need?
NHL Free Score Prediction: Dallas 2 – San Jose 1
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