San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks
|Date & Time||Monday February 11, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)|
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Line: San Jose Sharks -152 / Vancouver Canucks +125 -- Over/Under:
The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 50 assists and Logan Couture has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 49 goals on 455 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 116 goals on 1,143 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Vancouver Canucks could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Bo Horvat has 24 assists and Brock Boeser has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 119 goals on 1,328 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed three goals on 39 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 9-2 in their last 11 games as a favorite and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win and 16-36 in their last 52 vs. Pacific. The over is 6-1 in Sharks last 7 road games. The over is 33-16-4 in Canucks last 53 home games. The Sharks are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Vancouver and 25-7 in the last 32 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks are on fire at the moment, and there's no reason to expect that to slow down in this contest considering they've won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks have scored four or more goals in five of they last six meetings against the Canucks, and that includes a 4-0 victory when they last met back in November. The Canucks have provided some value as a home underdog recently, but I don't enjoy stepping of front of red hot hockey teams unless there's a concrete reason to do so. I'll take the Sharks and the somewhat reasonable price.