Stars vs. Sharks Prediction
For one reason or another the San Jose Sharks have played lackluster at home this year. Things don't get any easier for the Sharks today when they host first-place Dallas at 4:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -130 money line favorites over the Stars, who have odds of +110 to pull off the small upset on the road. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 5.5 goals.
Kari Lehtonen fell 3-1 to the Coyotes on Thursday night but he still turned away 27 of 30 shots. A short-handed goal by Tobias Rieder midway through the third period proved to be the difference but Lehtonen is still 22-10-2 on the season. To be sitting at the end of March and for him only to have 10 losses is remarkable.
The Stars are 21-8 in their last 29 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous game while the Sharks are just 16-17-1 at home this season, where they've dropped back-to-back games. One of those losses came to the red-hot Blues in a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday night but the second one came in a 6-3 loss to woeful Edmonton on Thursday.
It's not often that bettors can capitalize on a good team being listed as an underdog, so take advantage of Dallas today.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: DALLAS STARS +110