Sharks vs Stars Prediction - NHL Picks 3/2/24

Dallas Stars (36-17-9) vs San Jose Sharks (15-38-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -303 / San Jose Sharks +235 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the American Airlines Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Sharks vs Stars prediction.

Sharks Defense is Awful

The Sharks defense is an issue, and it was a big issue again in the last game. The Sharks scored four goals against the Anaheim Ducks but the defense gave up six goals. Anthony Duclair had a strong game putting up two goals and one assist. The Sharks are averaging 2.11 goals while their defense is giving up 3.86 goals. The offense was actually pretty good in the last game, the defense just didn’t make enough stops. Mikael Granlund has scored seven goals and added 28 assists so far this season. The Sharks will play against the Wild after this game. 

Stars Look to Build on Last Win

The Stars in the last game faced off against Winnipeg Jets and they were able to secure the 4-1 victory. Roope Hintz had a strong game scoring a goal and adding an assist. The Stars are averaging 3.55 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while the defense is ranked 14th. This is a strong offensive team, an against a terrible defense, it’s something they need to take advantage of. Jason Robertson has scored 20 goals and added 39 assists. 

Dallas Stars Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Duchene has scored a goal in five of the Stars' last six home games.
  • Thomas Harley has recorded an assist in each of the Stars' last four games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Craig Smith has recorded at least one point in each of his last five appearances with his team as a favorite against the Sharks.
  • Jason Robertson ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

San Jose Sharks Player Prop Facts

  • Logan Couture has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven Saturday night appearances.
  • Logan Couture has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven Saturday night appearances.
  • Anthony Duclair has the equal-most multi-goal games for the Sharks this season (3).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Dallas Stars rank 5th in the league for goals per game this season (3.55).
  • The Dallas Stars rank 8th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (81.91%).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 32nd in the league for goals against per game this season (3.86).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 31st in the league for goals per game this season (2.12).

Sharks vs Stars Betting Prediction

The Stars are going to put on a show in this game. The Sharks defense was awful last game, and it’s been a major issue all season, giving up 3.86 goals. The last game the Stars scored four goals, and they are going to go even higher than that here. Look for the Stars to score at least five goals here, and that is going to be enough for them to get the job done here. Back the Stars on the puck line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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