Sunday’s list of NHL betting picks has a few intriguing options for hockey fans looking to avoid the pigskin, one of those options being Sharks vs Bruins from Boston. The Sharks make the long trip to Boston to take on the league’s best team in a matchup of one of the Western Conference’s worst teams against the favorite to win the East.
The Bruins are -330 moneyline favorites to beat the +265 underdog Sharks. The game total is set at six goals.
Sharks vs Bruins Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Bruins -1.5 (-125)|
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This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Why Bet the Bruins:
✅ Boston are not just dominant in the standings, they have been a consistently solid puck line bet all season. The Bruins are 29-16 ATS.
✅ The Bruins have won their last three straight by two goals or more and have won their last four games overall.
✅ Boston beat the Sharks 4-2 earlier this month in San Jose.
San Jose Sharks
|4||Avg Opp Score||0.67|
|3.67||Avg Opp Score||2|
|4.6||Avg Opp Score||1.6|
|3.6||Avg Opp Score||2.2|
|4.1||Avg Opp Score||1.8|
|3.9||Avg Opp Score||2.4|
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San Jose Sharks
The Sharks season is laser focussed on the tank race for Connor Bedard and in that regard it has been a success. San Jose has just two wins in their last ten games to maintain their place near the bottom of the NHL standings.
If there is an encouraging side to the Sharks run of losing it is that their offense is still producing. The team has scored at least three goals in three straight games and are averaging a respectable but not great 3.1 goals per game this season.
The Sharks historically struggle against the Bruins, especially in Boston. They have lost five straight at TD Garden and are 3-13 in their last 16 meetings with the Bruins.
San Jose is in an even tougher spot against the Bruins considering they will be playing a brutal road back to back. The Sharks lost 5-3 in Columbus on Saturday, running out of gas in the final 30:00 of play where they conceded all five goals to the Blue Jackets.
James Reimer is expected to start in goal for the Sharks. The veteran goalie is struggling to overcome playing behind a struggling team, holding a .897 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.23.
The good times keep rolling for the red hot Bruins, who are in the midst of a four game winning streak. Back to back wins in New York over the Rangers and Islanders has Boston back home for a Sunday game they should easily win against the cellar dwelling Sharks.
Boston’s record against teams they should beat has been a key part of their success this season and their 36-5-4 record. Dating back to last season, the Bruins are 42-10 in their last 52 games against opponents with a winning percentage of .400 or lower.
The TD Garden has been a fortress over the past two seasons. The B’s are 41-12 in their last 53 home games.
Linus Ullmark is expected to start in goal for the Bruins on Sunday against the Sharks and should add to his impressive win-loss record. Ullmark has lost just three games total in 2022-2023, winning an impressive 24 games with strong individual play that includes his .937 save percentage.