Anaheim Ducks (13-23-7) at San Jose Sharks (18-19-4)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -178 / Anaheim Ducks +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Wednesday night.
The Anaheim Ducks will look to build on their 4-0 win over the Sharks in their last matchup. Max Comtois leads the Ducks in scoring with 25 points including a team-high 12 goals and 13 assists while Rickard Rakell has 23 points with a team-high 15 assists. Adam Henrique has 18 points including 11 goals while Cam Fowler and Ryan Getzlaf each have double-digit assist numbers this season. As a team, Anaheim is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.1 shots with an 11% conversion rate on the PP while allowing 3.2 goals on 30.5 shots with a 77% success rate on the PK this season.
The San Jose Sharks will try to rebound from their 4-0 loss to the Sharks in their last matchup. Evander Kane leads the Sharks in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 16 goals and 19 assists while Tomas Hertl has 26 points with 12 goals and 14 assists and Logan Couture has 26 points with 14 goals and 12 assists this season. Brent Burns has 24 points with 19 assists of his own while Kevin Labanc has 10 goals and 14 assists this season. As a team, San Jose is averaging 2.7 goals on 30 shots per game with a 17.7% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.3 goals on 32.1 shots against with an 80.3% success rate on the PK this season.
Anaheim is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 15-36 in their last 51 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. San Jose is 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 home games. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Anything really can happen in these rivalry games and I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Anaheim suddenly showed up to play or if the Sharks took it to the Ducks. However, I see this being a true rivalry game that plays out true to from as a hard-hitting, physical game between two teams that don’t like each other and I this one getting to 5 goals at most. Give me the under here.