San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (26-22-9) vs San Jose Sharks (24-24-6)

Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks -175 / San Jose Sharks +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Anaheim Ducks host the San Jose Sharks in Sunday NHL Action.

The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-24-6. Through 54 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 143 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.07 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 16th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 24th ranked team in the NHL.

The Anaheim Ducks get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 26-22-9. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 57 games, the Ducks have scored 169 goals, giving them an average of 2.89. This output gives them a rank of 14th among NHL teams. On defense, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked unit, giving up 3.04 goals per contest. So far, the Ducks have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Anaheim's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.4%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 20 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -6.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 52 games, the Anaheim Ducks' goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry, with 47 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 24.1%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 27 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are --16 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 21-33. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 9-17. On the season, 39.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Anaheim's 57 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-27-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 14-16. On the season, 53.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Look for this game to go over the line of 5.5 goals. 

 

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