San Jose Sharks (14-10-5) at Dallas Stars (15-10-3)
|Date & Time||Friday December 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Stars +108 / San Jose Sharks -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Dallas Stars host the San Jose Sharks in Friday night NHL action.
The San Jose Sharks are looking for a long winning streak and could be on their way after a 5-1 victory versus Carolina gave the team back to back wins. Lucas Wallmark scored a second period power play goal for the Hurricanes with Curtis McElhinney giving up five goals on 23 shots to get the loss.
The balance San Jose offense received scoring from Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Joe Pavelski and Marcus Sorensen. Meier and Kevin Labanc posted two assists each while Joe Thornton logged three helpers to make the 39 saves of Martin Jones a winner for the Sharks.
The Dallas Stars have followed back to back losses with three consecutive wins after downing Edmonton 4-1 on Monday. The Oilers lone goal game off the stick of Jujhar Khaira off of assists from Leon Draisaitl and Chris Wideman. Mikko Koskinen absorbed the loss for Edmonton with three goals allowed on 24 shots to fall to 8-3-1.
The Dallas offense received scoring from Jason Dickinson, Brett Ritchie, Jaimie Benn and Esa Lindell. Ritchie also assisted and Mattias Janmark added a pair of helpers to make a winner of the Stars and the 28 save performance of Anton Khudobin.
Over is 5-0 in Sharks last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 6-1 in Sharks last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 road games. Under is 4-0 in Stars last 4 games following a win and under is 8-2-1 in Stars last 11 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 4-1 in Stars last 5 overall. Sharks are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
I don’t use trends as the only method of picking games but the way these teams score in this matchup has me looking at the over…