Dallas Stars Vs San Jose Sharks NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 25, 2016 in

Other than the final Wild Card spot, the Western Conference playoff picture looks pretty clear. All that is really left to take care of in the final couple of weeks of the season are the division title races, as well as some jockeying for position. One team that has a real shot at winning their division are the Dallas Stars, and it has to be said that coming away as the best team in the Central is no mean feat.

That is arguably the best division in the NHL, and to win it would definitely send a message that you are one of the teams to beat heading into the postseason. It’s still a very tight race in there, though, so there is no real time for Dallas to start thinking about resting guys, which they might ordinarily want to start doing at this stage of the season. They have another tough game coming up on Saturday when they head to San Jose to face a Sharks team on the brink of officially clinching a playoff spot of their own. Full NHL odds for this one can be found at the MyBookie.ag sportsbook page.

Dallas Stars Vs San Jose Sharks NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

When: Saturday, March 26 at 4 PM EST
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
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Why bet on the Dallas Stars

The Stars (44-22-9) have already clinched a playoff spot, but you know that they also want to claim that Central Division crown. That is a race that is likely to go right down to the wore, as the difference between the Stars and the second place Blues is just 2 points. It can be argued that being involved in a race as tight as that is a good thing, as it adds a playoff type intensity to every single game that is left in the regular season.

There is no better way to prepare for a deep postseason run than to play a bunch of big games beforehand. The Stars have split the previous two games with the Sharks this season, but are in good form right now, going 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. Dallas are a very healthy 20-11-7 on the road this season, and are averaging 3.2 GPG, while giving up 2.9 GPG, overall.

Why bet on the San Jose Sharks

Barring some sort of major miracle, the Sharks (41-27-6) are going to be in the playoffs this season. They would probably have already booked their ticket had it not been for the fact that they have now lost 2 games in a row. Despite those losses, San Jose are still 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, but it has to be said that their best efforts have come away from home. The Sharks are actually a game below .500 on home ice this season, which does not look good when facing a team that has killed it on the road. The Sharks are averaging 2.9 GPG, and are giving up 2.6 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The one thing that we can pretty much be sure of seeing in this game is some goals. These are two of the best offensive teams in the league, so expect some fireworks. At the end of the day, though, I think it will be the Stars who come away with the win.

Dallas Stars 5 San Jose Sharks 3