San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (19-24-5) at San Jose Sharks (21-25-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -156 / Anaheim Ducks +134 --- Over/Under: 6

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The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 22 assists and Rickard Rakell has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 106 goals on 1,125 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 37 goals on 384 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 19 goals, Erik Karlsson has 31 assists and Brent Burns has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 57 goals on 623 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 98 goals on 895 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games. 

The Ducks are 16-35 in their last 51 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 Monday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog and 6-16 in their last 22 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Sharks last 6 overall. The Ducks are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in San Jose and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in San Jose. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.

I'm not trying to back the Anaheim Ducks on the road no matter how much plus money you give me, but I'm certainly not laying juice with the Sharks. Both of these teams are rough defensively and seem to allow three or four goals on a good night. When these teams met back in November they produced a combined eight goals, and five of the last six meetings between the Ducks and Sharks have produced six or more goals. The over is a strong trend when these teams play and it's also a strong trend in Ducks' road games. Give me the over.

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