Sharks vs. Ducks - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (0-0-0) at San Jose Sharks (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -110 / Anaheim Ducks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, CSNCAL
The Anahiem Ducks and San Jose Sharks square off Saturday night at the SAP Center.
The Anahiem Ducks take the ice for the first time this season and hope to reach the playoffs for a fourth straight season. The Anahiem Ducks finished last year averaging 2.78 goals and 30 shots per game. Corey Perry returns after leading the Ducks with 33 goals, Ryan Getzlaf had 45 assists and Ryan Kesler had 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anahiem Ducks finished last season allowing 2.70 goals and 28.9 shots per game. Frederik Andersen and John Gibson return as the key goaltenders for the Ducks this season. Jakob Silfverberg is probable despite a concussion.
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The San Jose Sharks won their season opener 5-1 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. The San Jose Sharks are averaging five goals per game and have scored on 25 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with one goal, Marc-Edouard Vlasic has two assists and Brent Burns has four shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed one goal on 20 shots attempts and has allowed one or less goals in four of his last eight outings.
The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 47-23 in their last 70 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-11 in their last 16 home games. The Ducks are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's been a while since the Ducks have won in San Jose, and I like the fact the Sharks have a game already under their belt. Not to mention the Sharks also looked impressive against a quality team in the Los Angeles Kings. I'm going to side with the home team and the cheap price here.