Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (0-2) at Anaheim Ducks (1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -107 / San Jose Sharks -122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The San Jose Sharks need a victory here to rebound from a rough 0-2 start to the season. The San Jose Sharks are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Marcus Sorensen leads San Jose with one goal, Brent Burns has one assist and Tomas Hertl has four shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed four goals on 35 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed four or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Fowler leads Anaheim with one goal, Devin Shore has one assist and Ondrej Kase has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up one goal on 33 shots faced. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in each of their last four games.
The Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Pacific and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 48-22-4 in Sharks last 74 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The Sharks are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim.
We're getting a cheaper price with the Anaheim Ducks at home, a team that has the rest advantage and has looked better out of the gate. The San Jose Sharks have gotten waxed in two games against the Las Vegas Knights, and they now have to play on the end of a back to back this early in the season, which is never easy. While the Sharks probably aren't as bad as they've shown through their first two games, I'm not running to the window to bet them on the road after the way they've played. Give me the Ducks and the cheaper price.