Ducks vs. Sharks Free Pick

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SAN JOSE, CA (The Spread) - The top two teams in the Pacific will battle tonight in what should be a high-scoring game between the Ducks and Sharks at 10:30PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -155 money line favorites versus the Ducks, who are +143 on the ML. Anaheim enters play with a 45-17-7 record and is 21-10-3 on the road, while San Jose is 45-18-7 overall and 25-5-4 at home. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -139 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -155, while the Ducks opened with +128 odds and are now +143. The total has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 66% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 3-1-1 in the Ducks' last five games on Thursday and 11-5 in their last 16 games playing off one day of rest. The over is also 9-3-1 in the Sharks' last 13 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 3-1-1 in their last five home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.

THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: DUCKS/SHARKS OVER 5.5

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