San Jose is on the cusp of clinching a playoff spot in a suddenly crowded Pacific Division and will be the significant road favorite tonight taking on the soon-to-be mathematically eliminated Dallas Stars in the Big D. The Sharks last played the Stars in Dallas not even a week ago and they were dealt a rare shutout by the team with the worst team save percentage in the NHL.
– Shark BITES
- The total has gone UNDER in 18 of the Sharks’ last 20 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
- The Stars are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against teams with winning records.
- The Sharks are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
With four straight losses, the Sharks have matched their longest losing streak of the season. During the slump, San Jose has scored just four total goals and as a team that’s scored just 2.68 goals per game this season, that’s something they’re used to.
Martin Jones is likely to get the start tonight and he’s been a bright spot for the Sharks in March, posting a 2.03 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in six starts this month.
The Stars have been playing up to their competition all year, earning three of their last five wins since February 28 against the Penguins, Capitals and Sharks. Tonight, however, should be a different story. San Jose is 37-26 as a favorite this year and Pete DeBoer should have his team highly motivated to avoid a fifth straight loss.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Dallas Stars in this one found them earlier as 118 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.7-2.4 win for the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Dallas Stars are 29-33-11 so far on the season. The San Jose Sharks, meanwhile, are 42-24-7. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Dallas go 39-34 and the Sharks go 17-34-22 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs San Jose injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dallas Stars rated this week at No. 21 and the San Jose Sharks sitting at No. 15.
The game also pits Dallas’s No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.32 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 17.43% while the Sharks defense kills off 81.82% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Jose was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Wild. They lost as +147 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
Dallas lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on March 23. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -222 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- San Jose is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games on the road
- San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Dallas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas’s last 18 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas’s last 12 games at home
- Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
Next Betting Matchups
San Jose at Nashville, Saturday, March 25th
Dallas at New Jersey, Sunday, March 26th