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San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks prediction 1-20-24 Picks

Anaheim Ducks (15-28-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (10-31-4)
January 20, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks -125 / Anaheim Ducks +101; Over/Under: +6
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The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing 8 of their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are riding a 3-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks prediction.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview

The Anaheim Ducks recently lost to the Lightning and Capitals, while beating the Panthers. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Frank Vatrano leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Ryan Strome has 18 assists and Troy Terry has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.41 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 79 goals on 800 shots faced, while Lukas Dostal has allowed 63 goals on 636 shots.

Anaheim Ducks Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won seven of the Ducks’ last eight games at SAP Center at San Jose.
  • The Ducks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games as favorites against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Ducks have lost the third period in seven of their last eight night games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in 10 of the Ducks’ last 12 games as favorites.

San Jose Sharks Betting Preview

The San Jose Sharks lost to the Senators, Sabres and Blackhawks during this streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 1.98 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 13 goals, Mikael Granlund has 24 assists and Fabian Zetterlund has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.98 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 64 goals on 634 shots faced, while Mackenzie Blackwood has given up 98 goals on 921 shots.

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have lost each of their last 10 night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Sharks have covered the puck line in 14 of their last 16 games as underdogs against the Ducks.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in four of the last five games between the Ducks and Sharks.
  • The Sharks have lost the second period in seven of their last eight games against Pacific Division opponents.

Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks prediction

The Anaheim Ducks continue to pile up the losses and I just have no interest in getting behind them, especially on the road. The San Jose Sharks have played their best hockey at home, where 6 of their 10 wins have come, and they’re in better form right now overall. The history leans toward the Ducks, but they’re playing awful hockey right now. Give me the Sharks and the reasonable price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: San Jose Sharks -125

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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