The NHL action continues with a five-game slate on Sunday, January 22, and here you can get the best Sharks vs. Bruins betting pick and odds.
Boston is hoping to get the fifth win in a row when they host San Jose at TD Garden. The Bruins are -332 moneyline favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These inter-conference rivals faced once this season, and the Bruins won 4-2 in San Jose.
Sharks closed a home stand with a win over Dallas
The San Jose Sharks (14-23-4-5, 24-22 ATS) snapped a three-game losing skid with a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. The Sharks managed to conclude a three-game homestay with a win after losing to the Oilers and Devils, allowing 11 goals in those two defeats. San Jose will open an eight-game road trip with Saturday’s clash against Columbus, after which the Sharks will play Boston and will not return to California until mid-February.
The Sharks trailed 3-0 to the Stars early in the second period but then scored five straight goals to celebrate a big victory against the best team in the West. Erik Karlsson was impressive with four points, while Nick Bonino contributed with two. San Jose got a win despite attempting 28 shots opposite Dallas’ 36. This year, Karlsson is not only the Sharks’ best player, but he is also the 6th best in the NHL with 62 points (G 15, A 47). Timo Meier contributed 46 (G 26, A 20) and Tomas Hertl has 41 points (G 14, A 27).
James Reimer (8-13-4) is expected to start in the cage against the Bruins on Sunday. The 34-year-old is allowing 3.23 goals per game this season with a .897 SV% and one shutout.
LW Matt Nieto (undisclosed), D Markus Nutivaara (lower body), C Luke Kunin (ACL), D Radim Simek (upper body), and D Nikolai Knyzhov (Achilles) are out indefinitely.
Bruins beat both New York teams
The Boston Bruins (36-5-1-3, 29-16 ATS) won eight of the last nine games and are on a four-game winning streak. The Bruins both the New York Islanders and New York Rangers on the road and conceded just two goals while scoring seven in return. Boston will not play one game at home against San Jose and then will hit on a five-game road trip.
The Bruins took a 3-0 lead against the Rangers thanks to goals from Pavel Zacha, Patrice Bergeron, and Connor Clifton. The hosts managed to claw one back in the final five minutes of the tilt, but that wasn’t enough to avoid a defeat. David Krejci and Brad Marchand were the main architects of this road victory with a pair of assists apiece. Thus far in the season, David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 63 points (G 35, A 28) and is the fourth-best player in the NHL right now. Marchand follows him with 43 (G 15, A 28) and Krejci chipped in 37 points (G 11, A 26).
Linus Ullmark (24-2-1) is going to start at the goal against San Jose on Sunday. The 29-year-old is conceding 1.89 goals per contest along with a .937 SV% and two shutouts.
C Tomas Nosek (foot) and LW Jake DeBrusk (fibula) are out indefinitely. D Brandon Carlo (lower body) is questionable to face the Sharks on Sunday.
- 8-21 in the last 29 vs. Eastern Conference rivals
- 16-35 in the last 51 road games
- 5-0 in the last five Sunday games
- 41-12 in the last 53 home games
- 39-12 in the last 51 overall
San Jose Sharks vs. Boston Bruins Pick
San Jose is playing the second game of a back-to-back set after meeting the Blue Jackets on Saturday. While that clash in Columbus shouldn’t be problematic for the Sharks, they are facing the league’s best team on Sunday. The Bruins have the best offense in the NHL that averages 3.80 goals per contest, while their defense allows the league-low 2.07 goals per game. On the contrary, San Jose allows 3.70 goals per game, which is the fourth-worst defense in the league. Boston beat the Sharks in each of the previous five H2H duels at home.
Pick: Take the Bruins at -1.5 Puck Line (-110)
Boston scored at least four goals in six of the previous eight games, and given that San Jose allowed 4+ in eight of their last 11 games, I am backing the hosts to torture James Reimer in this one. The Sharks are not a very efficient team, but they should easily score and contribute 2+ goals to help us win the Over bet. Over is 9-4-1 in the last 14 H2H meetings in Boston; Over is 5-1 in the Sharks’ previous six road games, while Over is 6-1-1 in the Bruins’ last eight Sunday games.
Pick: Go Over 6.5 goals (-110)