Game: NHL: Anaheim Ducks v San Jose Sharks Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Anaheim vs San Jose Picks and Anaheim vs San Jose Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
Start time: 10:30 PM EST, SAP Center at San Jose
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best San Jose Sharks Lines: (-163) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 5½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks.
The Anaheim Ducks had trouble scoring goals last season and they will be looking to improve on that this year. Their leading scorer and main guy on offense Rickard Rakell finished the season with 34 goals and 35 assists. However, he only had 1 goal against San Jose in the 4 meetings these two teams had last season.
On the other side, San Jose’s offense didn’t look much better but they were at least prolific at home. Both defenses conceded many goals last year with San Jose allowing over 200 goals while the Ducks allowed nearly 200. The Sharks, however, signed Erik Karlsson who is expected to boost the performances on defense. I expect this to be a real improvement over what we saw last year.
When the odds are 1.58 the expected chance of winning is 63%, but San Jose Sharks actually wins 60% matches with these odds. When the odds are 2.50 the expected chance of winning is 40%, but this team actually wins 39% of these matches.
Given the fact, that these two offenses don’t like scoring very much and that it is the first game of the season, I do not think that we will witness a shootout.