Sharks vs Canucks Prediction - NHL Picks 12/23/23

Vancouver Canucks (22-9-3) vs San Jose Sharks (9-21-3)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -357 / San Jose Sharks +270 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Rogers Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Sharks vs Canucks prediction

Sharks Defense is a Problem

The Sharks defense is a problem and in the last game against the Arizona Coyotes, they were defeated 5-2. Anthony Duclair did have a strong game scoring a goal but it wasn’t nearly enough. The Sharks on the season are averaging 2.09 goals while their defense is giving up 3.94 goals per game. The offense and defense are both ranked 32nd in the NHL. Tomas Hertl has scored 11 goals and added 15 assists so far this season. 

Canucks Struggled in Last Game

The Canucks faced off against the Dallas Stars in the last game they scored three goals but the defense was an issue and they lost in overtime. Theodor Blueger finished with two assists. The Canucks on the season is averaging 3.77 goals while their defense is giving up 2.47 goals per game. J.T. Miller has scored 15 goals and he’s also added 31 assists so far this season. In this game the Canucks are going to need to get out to a fast start.

Sharks vs Canucks Betting Prediction

The Sharks are going to really struggle here. Don’t let the Canucks last game fool you, they are the much better team in this game. The Cancuks offense is averaging 3.77 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Look for the Canucks to score at least five goals here and that will be enough for them to get the job done. Back the Canucks on the puck line. 

Shane’s Pick Canucks -1.5

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