Friday night’s featured NHL betting prediction at ATS comes out of Texas and the Western Conference tilt between the visiting San Jose Sharks and host Dallas Stars. Dallas (8-4-1) will look to continue their strong start to the season against the lowly Sharks, who enter this Sharks vs Stars matchup with a 3-9-3 record.
Dallas are heavy -200 moneyline favorites and +120 odds to cover the -1.5 puck line. The Sharks are +170 moneyline underdogs and the total is set at 6.5.
Sharks vs Stars Betting Pick
This game will be played at American Airlines Arena at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Why Bet The Stars:
✅ Dallas averages 3.62 goals per game and should be able to overpower the Sharks offensively.
✅ The Sharks are a perfect match to be exploited by the Stars loaded front end. San Jose is giving up 3.29 goals per game.
✅ When the Stars have won of late, they have won big. The last three Dallas wins have all been by three goals or more.
San Jose Sharks
|4.67||Avg Opp Score||3|
|2.33||Avg Opp Score||2.67|
|4.8||Avg Opp Score||3.4|
|2.8||Avg Opp Score||2|
|3.5||Avg Opp Score||2.9|
|3.5||Avg Opp Score||2.4|
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San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are well off in their pursuit for a lousy record and a chance to secure the number one overall pick in the draft lottery. Two close calls in shootout losses to the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks is the closest the Sharks have been to a win since October 27.
Defense has been the key issue for the Sharks on their five game losing streak. Poor defensive efforts in all five games saw them concede four goals or more in each loss. Former Norris trophy winner Erik Karlsson is playing outstanding but might be the only NHL quality blueliner in San Jose at the moment.
Veteran netminder James Reimer has been playing outstanding despite the struggling team that is in front of him. In the face of the Sharks defensive struggles, Reimer somehow has a 2.88 goals against average thanks to a .910 save percentage.
Dallas is looking to get back to winning ways in a winnable spot against the Sharks after seeing their three game winning streak snapped their last time out. The Winnipeg Jets smoked the Stars, scoring four second period goals to send Dallas back across the border with a loss to end their road trip.
The defensive lapse in the second period against the Jets was a rare sight from an otherwise stout Stars unit. Typically the Stars hold their opponents to less than three goals, with a strong 2.57 goals allowed per game average.
The Stars are looking for better goaltending out of Scott Wedgewood after losing Jake Oettinger to injury. Wedgewood has a 3.16 goals against average and is a level below a healthy Oettinger. The good news for the Stars is Oettinger is close to a return and could even make a shock start in goal against the Sharks if reports on the netminder are to be believed.