San Jose Sharks (3-5) at Anaheim Ducks (4-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -118 / San Jose Sharks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Hertl leads San Jose with three goals, Timo Meier has four assists and Brent Burns has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 17 goals on 132 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 12 goals on 123 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on 8.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with three goals, Ryan Getzlaf has five assists and Rickard Rakell has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 21 goals on 275 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up six goals on 56 shots.
The Sharks are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Ducks are 3-9 in their last 12 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 7-3 in Sharks last 10 overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Ducks last 10 overall. The Sharks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Anaheim and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks weren't playing well the last time we saw them and now they're playing for the first time in a week, so who knows what they'll look like after a long layoff. The Anaheim Ducks have issues of their own, but they've had a more consistent schedule, have a bit of a rhythm and are coming off one of their better showings of the season with a 3-1 win over the LA Kings. Because of the missed time for the Sharks, I'm going to lean toward the Ducks and the cheap price.