Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks - 4/14/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (18-19-4) vs Anaheim Ducks (13-23-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks -178 / Anaheim Ducks +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 78 goals on 810 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing three of their last four games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 16 goals, Brent Burns has 19 assists and Timo Meier has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 82 goals on 824 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.
The Ducks are 0-6 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Sharks last 7 home games. The Ducks are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in San Jose and 6-14 in the last 20 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks are the better team here and have a clear edge on the offensive side. The Anaheim Ducks are a losing club that has major issues offensively and has been horrible success on the road dating back to last season. However, the Ducks have beaten the Sharks twice this month, which includes a 4-0 victory on Monday. The Ducks have outscored the Sharks 9-1 in the last two meetings. There's value with the Ducks and the big plus money.