Two of the NHL’s most-penalized teams, the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks face off at the Honda Center. This divisional matchup will get started at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, and it will be televised live on KCOP.
San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks Odds
Both squads show an identical -110 money line. 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..
The Ducks are 9-10 straight up (SU) and have not been kind to moneyline bettors (to the tune of -2.6 units) thus far. That early-season winning percentage isn’t too far off from to what the team posted during last year’s regular season (35-47). Through 19 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 6-5 SU at home thus far.
Anaheim’s converted on just 8.2 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.
Anaheim, as a collective unit, has been whistled for penalties 4.3 times per game overall this season, 4.6 per game over its last five outings total, and 4.6 per game over its last five home outings. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays for 10.2 minutes per game over its last five home outings.
Boasting a .915 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, John Gibson (6-8) has been the top option in goal for the Ducks this season. If the Ducks choose to give him a breather, however, head coach Dallas Eakins may roll with Ryan Miller (3-3-3 record, .919 save percentage, 2.61 goals against average).
Jakob Silfverberg and Adam Henrique will each lead the charge for the Ducks. Silfverberg (15 points) has tallied eight goals and seven assists and has recorded two or more points three times this year. Henrique has eight goals and five assists to his name and has notched at least one point in nine contests.
Over on the visiting bench, San Jose is 8-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Nine of its outings have gone over the total, while another nine have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the visiting team, San Jose is 2-7 SU so far.
San Jose has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked first overall and it’s successfully killed off 91.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
San Jose’s skaters have been whistled for penalties 4.6 times per game in total this season, and 6.2 per game over their last five road outings. The team’s had to kill penalties 17.8 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
Martin Jones (.887 save percentage and 3.28 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones is averaging 24.1 saves per game and has six wins, nine losses, and one OT loss to his credit.
Leading the offensive counter for the visiting Sharks will be Tomas Hertl (eight goals, 11 assists) and Brent Burns (four goals, 13 assists).
San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under
For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their last five games.
San Jose has managed 24.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Anaheim has been attempting 31.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
Anaheim has allowed 2.8 goals per game this year, but has allowed 4.3 goals per matchup in its last four contests (the team is 0-4 SU over that stretch).
Six of Anaheim’s last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 2-4 overall in those games.
San Jose skaters have given out the 12th-most hits in the league (22.5 per game).