Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/12/21

Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/12/21 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (9-11-3) at Anaheim Ducks (8-13-6)

NHL Hockey: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks -107 / San Jose Sharks -103 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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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 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 13 goals, Evander Kane has 11 assists and Timo Meier has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 51 goals on 422 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 33 goals on 309 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 13 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 63 goals on 615 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 19 goals on 175 shots.

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The Sharks are 6-13 in their last 19 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The over is 11-5 in Sharks last 16 road games. The over is 7-3 in Ducks last 10 overall. The Sharks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, as you're really searching at the bottom of the barrel here between two clubs on the struggle bus. The San Jose Sharks are horrible defensively and have yet to show they can win back to back games. The Anaheim Ducks can't score and playing at home hasn't helped much. With that said, I still lean Ducks because of the home ice advantage. However, I wouldn't bet this game personally. 

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Randy’s Pick Anaheim Ducks -107

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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