Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks Preview 12/18/08
NHL Betting Preview
Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks
Thursday, 10:35 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Sharks - 170 , Total 5.5 Under – 130
The team with the best record in the NHL will try and bounce back from a rare loss as the San Jose Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. The Sharks had their nine-game winning streak snapped on Saturday as Dwayne Roloson stopped 41 shots to give the Oilers a 3-2 overtime win. The Sharks outshout the Oilers 43-17 but Roloson was fabulous. The Sharks still have the NHL’s best record at 22-3-2. “Our two losses here at home have been almost identical, where we have enough chances to win and end up losing in overtime,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “You’d like to see us finish more around the net, but their goalie had something to do with that.” Even though the Sharks lost the game they did pick up a point with the overtime loss and they still have not lost in regulation at home this season.
SBG Global reports that early Hockey betting has the public taking Sharks at Home.
The Sharks will be facing a Ducks team that had to play last night against St. Louis. Anaheim has had some success against the Sharks as they have won 6 of the last 8 meetings in San Jose.
Here are the Hockey betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Ducks are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on no rest. The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Ducks are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games.
The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the Pacific. The Sharks are 46-16 in their last 62 overall. The Sharks are 21-8 in their last 29 Thursday games.
The Sharks are 36-16 in their last 52 home games. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Sharks - 200 , Total 5.5 Under – 130
The Under is 6-0-2 in the Ducks last 8 Thursday games. The Under is 5-1 in the Ducks last 6 road games. The Under is 4-1 in the Ducks last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 6-2 in the Ducks last 8 overall. The Under is 5-1 in the Sharks last 6 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 4-1-1 in the Sharks last 6 Thursday games. The Under is 8-2-2 in the Sharks last 12 vs. the Pacific. The Under is 10-2-2 in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
The Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose between the two teams.
Pick: Ducks 2 out of 5 units
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