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Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/11/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Jose Sharks (29-18-8) at Anaheim Ducks (27-19-10)
Date & Time Sunday February 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -160 / San Jose Sharks +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
CSNCAL, FSW2
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NHL | San Jose Sharks (29-18-8) at Anaheim Ducks (27-19-10)
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The San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The San Jose Sharks could use another win after losing six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 38 assists and Joe Thornton has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 50 goals on 617 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 89 goals on 1,006 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 22 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Corey Perry has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 102 goals on 1,309 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 39 goals on 357 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.

The Sharks are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Pacific, 38-18 in their last 56 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Ducks are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 49-21 in their last 70 Sunday games. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 41-19-9 in the last 69 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks continue to have a hard time stringing wins together, and they're on the end of a back to back, something they also haven't had much success. The Anaheim Ducks are playing some of their most consistent hockey right now and have been really tough to beat at home recently. A rested Ducks team should have the advantage at home, so I'll lay the juice here.

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks -160

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