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San Jose Sharks vs. Dallas Stars - 2/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Stars (34-20-4) at San Jose Sharks (31-19-8)
Date & Time Sunday February 18, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -115 / Dallas Stars +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Southwest
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Sunday night NHL action pits the San Jose Sharks against the Dallas Stars.

The Dallas Stars have been red hot with wins in six of ten where both ends of the ice have contributed to the success. Dallas comes in off of a 2-1 victory versus visiting St. Louis on Friday night. The Blues lone goal came off the stick of Brayden Schenn on the power play with 1:14 remaining.

The  Stars took a 1-0 lead at the 2:42 mark of the second period on a power play tally from Mattias Janmark before Stephen Johns scored the eventual game winner at 10:33 of the third. Ben Bishop picked up the win for Dallas with 28 saves while Jake Allen absorbed the loss with 14 stops. 

The San Jose Sharks are looking to solidify their position for the playoffs and they might be on their way with wins in three of four. San Jose comes in off of a 4-1 victory versus Vancouver. The Canucks offense was held in check with Daniel Sedin scoring the lone goal in the third. 

The balanced Sharks offense saw four different players scoring with Mikkel Boedker, Brent Burns, Marcus Sorensen and Chris Tierney each lighting the lamp. Martin Jones recorded 43 saves to get the win for San Jose while Anders Nilsson allowed all four goals on 30 shots to get the loss. 

Over is 4-0 in Stars last 4 Sunday games and Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Stars last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 5-0 in Sharks last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and Sharks are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Central and over is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. Home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Jose and over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. 

It seems that offense  has been the name of the game when these teams faceoff so I lean over here…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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