Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Ducks and Sharks. The game is starting at 10:30 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Sharks at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The Ducks are favored by -1.5 in this Pacific division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6 goals.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:30 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Ducks to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Ducks on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Sharks (+1.5)

Will Anaheim Come Through as Road Favorites?

So far this season, the Ducks have gone 20-35-3 overall, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is in 7th place, and they have gone 4-10 in divisional games. On the road, the Ducks have gone 12-15-2 this season.

Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone 4-6, and they have lost their last three games. As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 18-30-3 this season.

On the road, the Ducks have a puck line record of 17-12 and an average scoring margin of -1.0 goals per game. So far, they have 11 wins by one goal and nine wins by multiple goals.

Overall, Anaheim has a puck line record of 30-28, including a mark of 4-6 in their last ten games. As the favorite, the Ducks have gone just 1-6 against the puck line this season.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Anaheim is 6.2. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 26-29-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.6 goals per contest placing 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 28th position in the league. This season, the Ducks are 4-15 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-17 record.

Anaheim’s leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 26 goals which is 26th in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 19 assists.

The Sharks defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 35.4 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 30th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie John Gibson comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-20 and he has a save percentage of 0.879%.

Will the Sharks Come Through as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 9-17-2, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 15th place and 8th in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Sharks have a record of 15-37-5, and they have gone 0-3 in their last three games.

As the underdog, San Jose has gone 15-37-5 this season, and they have lost four straight games when they are the underdog. In the conference, the Sharks have gone 8-23, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games.

San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 26-31, including going 0-3 vs. the puck line in their last three games. Overall, the Sharks have dropped 31 games by more than one goal, and they have lost three straight games vs. the puck line.

So far this season, the Sharks have an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game. In their 57 games as the underdog, San Jose has gone 26-31 vs. the puck line, including going 13-15 at home.

This season, San Jose’s games have an average of 6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under performance of 24-30-3.

Across their last three road contests, Anaheim has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.1 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. In terms of the Sharks’ offense during power plays, they are 32nd in power play goals and 31st in shorthanded goals.

San Jose’s current leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 130th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 8 assists so far.

The Sharks defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 35.4 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 30th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 6-18, and his save percentage is 0.748%.