Stars vs Sharks Prediction - NHL Picks 1/18/23
San Jose Sharks (13-23-9) vs Dallas Stars (26-12-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +160 / Dallas Stars -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at the SAP Center. When these two teams faced off on December 31st it was the Stars that secured the 5-2 victory.
The Dallas Stars come into this game with a 26-12-7 record overall and they have gone 14-7-4 at home. In the last game against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Stars scored four goals and were able to secure the victory. Dallas is averaging 3.44 goals while their defense is giving up 2.66 goals per game. Jason Robertson is having a strong season scoring 29 goals and adding 31 assists. Roope Hintz has also scored 19 goals and added 25 assists so far this season.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sharks who sit with a 13-23-9 record overall and they have gone 4-12-7 at home. In the last game against the New Jersey Devils, the Sharks were competitive but they ended up losing 4-3 in a shootout. Mikey Eyssimonet finished with two assists. San Jose is averaging 3.02 goals while their defense is giving up 3.71 goals per game. The defense is ranked 29th in the league, and they need that to be improved upon going forward. Erik Karlsson has scored 14 goals and added 44 assists so far this season.
Stars and Sharks Trends
The Sharks are 6-1 in their last seven games against the Central. The under is 6-1 in the Stars last seven games. The over is 7-0-1 in Sharks last 8 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 16-3-2 in the Sharks last 21 home games.
This Sharks defense isn’t good and they are going to struggle again in this game. The Stars are giving up only 2.66 goals per game and the Sharks are going to have issues scoring even one goal here. Look for Dallas to score four or five goals and that is going to be the difference here as the Stars are going to get the job done. Back the Stars -1.5 to cash here. This is one of my favorite plays on the board.
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