The San Jose Sharks, led by Brent Burns and Tomas Hertl, are ready to take the ice against Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Pacific Division tilt. Sportsnet Pacific will air the matchup, and the puck drops at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, February 11.
San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds
Vancouver (+135) is playing the role of underdog to San Jose (-155) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Though the team is 33-23 straight up (SU) this season, San Jose has actually lost 1.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 56 regular season matches, 34 of its games have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under and just one has pushed. The Sharks are 15-15 SU as a road team in 2018-19.
San Jose has converted on 24.7 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the league. On the other hand, it has the ninth-best penalty kill in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all penalties..
Sporting a .899 save percentage and 25.0 saves per game, Martin Jones (27-14-4) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose this year. If San Jose decides to rest him, however, the team may go with Aaron Dell (8-10-3 record, .892 save percentage, 3.04 goals against average).
Over on the other bench, Vancouver is 25-31 straight up (SU) and has netted 4.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 56 regular season matches, 27 of its games have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just four have pushed. This year, the team is 13-13 SU at home.
The Canucks have converted on just 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 25th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jacob Markstrom (28.8 saves per game) has been the top choice in the crease for the Canucks. Markstrom has 21 wins, 21 losses, and six overtime losses and has recorded a .910 save percentage and 2.81 goals against average this year.
San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
Two of the Canucks’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 2-3 overall in shootouts this season.
Three of Vancouver’s last five games gone under the total.
The Sharks are 14-11 in games where they attempt at least 10 more shots than their opponent. They’ve averaged the league’s third-most shots on goal (34.4) while Vancouver has attempted just the 27th-most (29.3).
San Jose skaters recorded 18.4 hits per game last season, while the Canucks logged 21.3 hits per contest.