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Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks - 3/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -182 / Anaheim Ducks +150 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FSW, NSCA
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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 victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 37 goals, Brent Burns has 62 assists and Logan Couture has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 59 goals on 536 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 157 goals on 1,537 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed four or more goals in each of their last five games.

The Anaheim Ducks could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 22 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 33 assists and Adam Henrique has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 143 goals on 1,703 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 41 goals on 485 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.

The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-8 in their last 25 games as a favorite. The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 11-23 in their last 34 games as an underdog and 6-13 in their last 19 home games. The Sharks are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim and 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 7-0 in Sharks last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 home games.

There's some value in fading the San Jose Sharks given their recent slump defensively, the four straight losses and the fact they're on the end of a back to back. However, the Anaheim Ducks aren't the easiest team in the world to get behind, and they've lost nine of the last 10 meetings against the Sharks, which includes six straight losses on their home ice. Sometimes a team just has the other teams number, and that seems to be the case here. So, while I don't love the price, it's Sharks or pass for me.

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -182

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