Planning on watching today’s Sharks and Ducks game? Catch the action at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, as the Ducks hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on NBCS. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Ducks are favored by -1.5 vs. the Sharks.
SAN JOSE SHARKS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Anaheim Ducks -1.5
This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:30 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:
- With the Ducks being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Ducks.
- Take the Ducks on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Sharks (+1.5)
Will the Sharks Come Through as Road Underdogs?
San Jose enters tonight’s game with a record of 14-32-4 and are in 15th place in the Western Conference. In their last 10 games, the Sharks have gone 5-5 and have won four of their last five games.
On the road this season, San Jose has gone just 5-19-2, and they have lost 11 of their 16 games against Pacific Division opponents. As the underdog this season, the Sharks have gone 14-32-4.
On the season, the Sharks have an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game, and they have gone 22-28 against the puck line as the underdog. So far, San Jose has lost 28 games by more than one goal.
Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and they are 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games. On the year, the team’s puck line record on the road is 10-16.
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 20-27-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, San Jose has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
On the offensive side, the Sharks are scoring an 2.1 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 32nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Sharks offense is 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 31st in the NHL.
San Jose’s leading goal scorer is Tomas Hertl. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 84th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hertl has 19 assists this season.
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 27th in takeaways at 6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL.
Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen comes into the game having made 20 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-14 and he has a save percentage of 0.728%.
Can Anaheim Secure a Home Victory?
At home this season, the Ducks have gone just 7-17-1, and they are 14th in the Western Conference standings. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is 7th with a record of 17-30-2. Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 4-6, and they enter this game having lost four straight games as the favorite.
So far this season, Anaheim has been the favorite in just five of their 49 games, and they have gone 1-4-0 in those games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Ducks have gone 8-18 this season. In their last three games, Anaheim has gone 2-1, and they are 16-26-2 this year when they are the underdog.
When favored, the Ducks have gone just 1-4 against the puck line this season, and they have gone just 13-12 at home. So far, their average scoring margin at home is at -0.8 goals per game.
So far, Anaheim has gone 27-22 against the puck line, and they come in having won three straight games vs. the puck line. Across their last ten games at home, the Ducks have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
The average goal total for Anaheim’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 22-24-3.
Across their last three road contests, San Jose has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 1 goals per game.
On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 12th in the NHL.
Anaheim’s leading goal scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 32nd in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 14 assists.
Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 27th in takeaways, averaging 6 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 6th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.
Entering the game, goalie John Gibson has started 30 games this season. His current record stands at 9-19, and his save percentage is 0.869%.