Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (32-35-12) vs Anaheim Ducks (30-36-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks -132 / Anaheim Ducks +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-36-14. Through 80 games, the Ducks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 225 times, good for a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.25 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 7th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd-ranked team in the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 32-35-12. This mark places them 6th in the Pacific division. Through 79 games, the Sharks have scored 208 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 28th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.14 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 10th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.

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Through 73 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 65 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 19.7%. So far, 22.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 37 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -22 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.21 goals per game.

Through 74 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 76 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, with a shooting percentage of 11.1%. So far, 34.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 34 assists to go along with his 30 goals. However, when on the ice the Sharks are -7.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Anaheim's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 39-37-4. So far, taking the over when the Ducks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-16-2. On the season, 54.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 32-46-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-24-1. On the season, 44.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. With an over-under betting line set at just 5.5 goals, look for Anaheim and San Jose to surpass that line. Even though both teams are below average offensive units, they will benefit from taking on struggling defensive teams.

 

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