The SAP Center will play host to an intriguing clash as the San Jose Sharks prepare to face the visiting Dallas Stars. Fox Sports Southwest Plus will showcase this Western Conference matchup, and the opening face-off is at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11.
Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks Odds
Playing the role of favorite will be Dallas (-125), whereas San Jose is a dog offering moneyline odds of +105,. If you want to put some action on the matchup’s Over/Under (O/U) total, you’ll be looking at 100 for over 6 scores and +-120 for under under..
Dallas is 26-18 straight up (SU) and has earned 5.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 44 regular season matches, 28 of its games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Stars are 11-10 SU as the road team in 2019-20.
Dallas has converted on 19.7 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked second overall, and it has successfully killed off a whopping 84.0 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, Dallas has been sent to the penalty box 3.7 times per game during the 2019-20 season, and 4.3 per game over its past ten contests. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.2 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
Boasting a .928 save percentage and 27.3 saves per game, Ben Bishop (17-12-3) has been the best option in goal for Dallas this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, Dallas might roll with Anton Khudobin (11-7-1), who has a .933 save percentage and 2.13 goals against average this year.
The visiting Stars have relied on Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov this year. Seguin has 34 points on 11 goals and 23 assists, and has recorded multiple points nine times. Radulov has 13 goals and 15 assists to his name, and has registered a point in 17 games.
On the other bench, San Jose is 20-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.4 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 46 regular season matches, 24 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 12-12 SU at home this year.
San Jose has converted on just 16.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that places it in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked first overall, and it’s successfully killed off 88.7 percent of all penalties.
San Jose players have been sent to the penalty box 4.1 times per game this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five home outings. The team’s been forced to kill penalties just 6.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Martin Jones has stopped 24.6 shots per game as the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones has 13 wins, 18 losses, and two OT losses and has registered a mediocre 3.19 goals against average and a poor .890 save percentage this year.
The home team will be led on offense by Logan Couture (14 goals, 22 assists).
Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Stars, O/U – Over
The under has hit in four of San Jose’s last five games.
Dallas has managed 27.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while San Jose is averaging 32.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
The Stars are 15-8 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Sharks are 9-11 SU when they serve more minutes than their opponent.
Dallas is 2-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while San Jose is 2-1 in shootouts.
San Jose has managed 11.6 takeaways per game over its last five home games, an improvement over its season average of 8.5 takeaways per game (ranked 6th).
Dallas has allowed 2.4 goals per game overall this season, but has given up only 1.3 per contest over their six-game winning streak.
Dallas has managed 5.2 takeaways per game over its last five road games, a drop-off from its season average of 7.4 takeaways per game (ranked 18th in the league).