|NHL Ducks vs. Sharks Picks & Predictions for December 29, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 29 December 2013 12:00|
Ducks vs. Sharks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -160 money line favorites over the Ducks, who are +147 on the ML. Anaheim enters play with a 28-7-5 overall record and is 14-7-3 on the road this year, while San Jose is 24-8-6 overall and 13-1-3 at home. The total for tonight's game is sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -160 money line favorites and that's where the number currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books. The Ducks, meanwhile, opened at +147 and their line hasn't shifted either. The total has also stayed at 5.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 54% 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 under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 29-14-5 in the last 48 meetings between these two teams and 4-1-1 in the Ducks' last six Western Conference games. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Ducks' last six games versus a team with a winning record, 16-6 in their last 22 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600, and 5-2-1 in their last eight Sunday games. On the other side, the under is 4-1-2 in the Sharks' last seven games playing on one day of rest and 15-6-6 in their last 27 games versus Pacific opponents.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: DUCKS/SHARKS UNDER 5.5