Stars vs Sharks NHL Odds & Expert Betting Analysis

Stars vs Sharks NHL Odds & Expert Betting Analysis

Written by on December 13, 2018

The San Jose Sharks host the Dallas Stars in a key Western Conference matchup on Thursday, Dec. 13. The Sharks are 16-11-3 and behind both Anaheim and Calgary in the Pacific Division. The Stars are 16-12-3 and behind Colorado, Winnipeg, and Nashville in the deep Central Division. Can Dallas upset San Jose as a big underdog on the road? Or will the Sharks continue to assert itself as a team to reckon with?

Stars vs Sharks NHL Odds & Expert Betting Analysis

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Dallas / San Jose
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: San Jose -200
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 5.5
  • Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1 ½ +135

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet +163?

The Dallas Stars are on a 2-game losing streak, but they could find some relief on Thursday night. Even though Vegas beat them 4-2 and Anaheim beat them 6-3, they might turn the tables against San Jose.

The last time Dallas faced the Sharks they won. The Stars beat Dallas 3-2 just last week on December 7. Dallas is too good of a team to lose 3 in a row while they’ve already shown they can get the win versus the Sharks.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 29.7
  • Power Plays: 19.5%
  • Face-Offs: 51.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.6
  • Shots Against: 31.1
  • Penalty Kills: 83.9%
  • Shutouts: 2

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet -200?

Are the Sharks a safe NHL betting pick for Thursday night?

San Jose has played exceptionally well in their last 5. The Sharks have won 4-of-5. All 4 wins were quality performances:  3-1 at Montreal, 5-1 versus Carolina, 5-3 at Arizona, 5-2 versus New Jersey.

Not only that, but San Jose’s got a formidable 10-3-1 record at home. Although they lost 2-3 to Dallas only 5 days ago, the Sharks should turn the tables on their opponent tonight.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.2
  • Shots For: 35
  • Power Plays: 23.2%
  • Face-Offs: 49.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.0
  • Shots Against: 29
  • Penalty Kills: 84.6%
  • Shutouts: 2

NHL Betting Trends for Stars vs Sharks

  • Dallas is 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Dallas is 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Dallas’s last 14 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 7-16 ATS in the last 23 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of San Jose’s last 7 games

Stars vs Sharks Final NHL Betting Analysis

Almost all the action’s going to the Sharks in this matchup. San Jose opened a -175 favorite. They’re now a -200 favorite. It makes sense because Dallas hasn’t played well. But, it’s tough to lay -200 on a team that isn’t all that much better than their opponent.

Dallas just played last night. Anaheim thumped them and they’re 27-60 in 87 games playing on 0 days of rest. The Stars should be in trouble. But, because San Jose’s so tough to back straight up, the optimal bet’s to go with the Sharks on the puck line. Giving up 1 ½ goals here is the play.

NHL Betting Pick: San Jose Sharks -1 ½ +135
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