San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Sap Center At San Jose)
SJ -141 O:U 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks go to San Jose, California, to take on the San Jose Sharks on Monday at the SAP Center in San Jose. The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a two-game winning streak, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators. However, the Ducks have only won three out of eight games they have played this month.
The Anaheim Ducks are 19-24-5 on the season and are currently seventh in the Pacific Division. The Ducks have one of the league’s worst offenses, as the Ducks are 30th in the NHL in goals scored with only 118 goals. However, the Ducks have won the games that they have this season due to their defense as their defense is currently ranked 15th in the NHL in goals allowed.
The San Jose Sharks are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Vancouver Canucks in their previous game, as well as the Colorado Avalanche and the Arizona Coyotes in their losing streak. The Sharks have also been outscored in the losing streak 18-4.
The San Jose Sharks are 21-25-4 on the season and are currently sixth in the Pacific Division. The Sharks have been unimpressive on both ends of the ice so far this season, currently ranked 26th in goals scored and 29th in goals allowed.
Anaheim is 23-25 ATS this season
Ducks are 2-7 in their last nine after allowing two goals or less in their previous game.
San Jose is 23-27 ATS this season
Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.
This is a matchup of two very similar teams. The Ducks have hurt themselves on the penalties this season, as Anaheim is one of the worst teams in penalty minutes and penalties killed. The San Jose Sharks are the best team in the NHL in penalty kills this season, and need to utilize that strength in this game. The Ducks also struggle against San Jose when they are playing on the road as the Ducks are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in San Jose. I think there will be another loss column for the Ducks in this one. Final Score Prediction, San Jose Sharks win 3-1.