The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 74 goals on 773 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 16 goals, Brent Burns has 19 assists and Timo Meier has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 78 goals on 803 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.
The Ducks are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 17-37 in their last 54 overall. The Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Sharks last 6 home games. The Ducks are 6-15 in the last 21 meetings in San Jose and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks continue to pile up the losses, show a rough offense and playing on the end of a back to back isn’t going to help matters. The San Jose Sharks have won four of the six meetings against the Ducks this season and have quietly won seven of their last 11 games. This is the best hockey the Sharks have played all season. Give me the Sharks at home and the PL for max betting value.