Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Sharks NHL Odds
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(26-26-4) Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks (34-17-4)
Date: Saturday February 16th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: SAC Arena in San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks -240
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Vancouver Canucks have lost five of their last seven games, overall. However, they were able to halt a two-game losing streak as they were able to pick up a much-needed victory versus the Los Angeles Kings in shootout fashion, thus winning their first road game in five outings.
The San Jose Sharks are hot on the heels of the Calgary Flames within the Pacific division. Furthermore, their continued play on both ends of the ice has allowed them to win six of their last seven games; Yet, they halted an extended winning streak in a setback versus the Washington Capitals.
Elias Petersson got the scoring started for the Canucks in their win over the Kings while also being instrumental in winning the contest as well. He along with Brock Boeser each scored a shootout goal to seal the victory for the visitors.
Boeser also scored a goal at the 9:26 mark in the second period as well in what was his 20th goal of the season. For the contest, the Canucks had only 27 shots on goal compared to 37 for the Kings.
Jacob Markstrom (22-16-3) picked up the win in the net as he netted 35 saves for a .926 save percentage. On the other hand, Jonathan Quick had 24 saves (.886) in the loss for Los Angeles, who fell to cellar of the Pacific.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose has been dominant on both ends of the ice lately, as stated. However, they suffered a huge loss to the Washington Capitals in their last time out as their offense was nonexistent while their defense allowed a whopping five goals on the night.
The Sharks entered their matchup with the Capitals allowing just an average of 2 goals per game during their prior five outings. Nonetheless, San Jose allowed 29 shots on goal while T.J. Oshie posted two goals on the night along with an assist.
Kevin Lebanc was the lone goal scorer for the Sharks as he posted a goal in the last two games for the Sharks. Point leader in Brent Burns was unsuccessful with six shots on goal while shot leader for the Sharks in Evander Kane (229) has scored five goals in the last four outings for San Jose, despite having only two shots on goal versus Washington.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canucks are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose.
- Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose
- Favorite is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.
- Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Canucks are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Sharks -1.5 & Over
Look for the Sharks to right their ship in this contest as they will certainly be able to put up some points versus a Canucks team that has allowed at least three goals to their opponents in six of their last seven games. Also, the Sharks will be looking to put on a much better performance in every way after their debacle versus the Capitals. Look for the Sharks to pick up a 6-2 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Canucks 2 – Sharks 6
San Jose is in a heated battle for first within the Pacific division, as pointed out. With that being said, a loss in this instance will not be an option. For this reason, San Jose will be back to its old ways as they will win comfortably versus the struggling Canucks.
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