The San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 24 goals, Brent Burns has 32 assists and Thomas Hertl has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 86.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Adin Hill has allowed 61 goals on 619 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 88 goals on 1,045 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 28 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Rickard Rakell has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 114 goals on 1,266 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 44 goals on 533 shots.
The Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 7-20 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest. The Ducks are 12-5 in their last 17 games as a favorite and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 14-6 in Sharks last 20 overall. The over is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 overall. The Sharks are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Anaheim and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks are ice-cold right now, and I doubt any of that improves on the road on the end of a back to back. The Anaheim Ducks have their struggles as well, but they have been great as of late in the favorite role, and they’re at home with the rest advantage. I would love a cheaper price, but I’ll still side with the Ducks in this spot.
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