Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Canucks NHL Odds
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(44-26-9) San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks (29-34-13)
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Rodgers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -167 | Vancouver +135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6½
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The San Jose Sharks will make the playoffs, however, clinching the Pacific division is out of the question as the Calgary Flames have already clinched. Nonetheless, they will travel to Rodgers Arena to face the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night as they will look to pick up a victory after a 3-2 win on February 16th.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are on a damaging losing streak in dropping eight of their last ten games, overall. They were not able to extend the momentum of picking up a win over the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime as they fell to the top seeded Flames in their last outing.
After a goal by Timo Meier early on, the Flames scored three straight goals to lead by a 3-1 advantage after the first period. And despite goals by Logan Couture along with Kevin LeBlanc in the final period, the Sharks were not able to overcome just 15 shots on goal compared to 28 for Calgary.
The defense for San Jose has struggled with Ridem Simek being out for the season with a knee injury, Center Joe Pavelski is also out indefinitely with a lower body injury. Brent Burns has 289 shots on goal for the year, yet, has just one goal in the last ten for the struggling Sharks.
The Sharks are ranked 2nd in shots on goal per game; Yet, have allowed a total of 31 goals in their last seven games.
The Canucks will not be in the playoffs this season, however, will be looking to continue their current winning streak as they will be looking to come out victorious in three-straight games. They were able to pick up a win over the Dallas Stars in shootout fashion in their last outing.
Thanks to early goals by Tim Schaller along with Sven Baertschi along with a extra session goal by Marcus Ganlund, the Canucks were able to pull out a much-needed win while posting 31 shots on the night. Their defense allowed 40 shots on goal for the Stars; However, Jakob Markstrom had 38 saves on the night for a .950 save percentage.
The defense may miss Guillaume Brisebois as he is questionable with a hip injury while left-winger Jake Vertanin is also questionable with a low body injury. After allowing 13 goals in a three game home stretch, the Canucks have allowed just four in their last two home outings.
Point leader in Elias Patterson has 27 goals on the season, yet has not scored in the last ten outings for the Canucks. Nonetheless, he has racked up 7 points during this time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 15-3 in the last 18 meetings.
- Home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- Over is 3-1-3 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver.
- Sharks are 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Vancouver.
- Sharks are 40-19 in the last 59 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
I will back the under in this instance amongst two teams that have labored on the offensive end lately. It will be important to note that the under has been the play in four of the last five home games for the Canucks. Also, the under was also the result of the last matchup amongst these teams. I expect the same on Tuesday as the Sharks will sneak out a 2-1 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Sharks 3 – Canucks 1
The Sharks really need a win in this contest as they have really struggled to the finish line to end the season. However, with their ability to consistently be a dangerous offensive squad, expect them to put some scores on the board in which to pull out a victory on Tuesday night.
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