Red Wings vs. Sharks Odds
San Jose is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and they beat Los Angeles 4-2 in the first round while Detroit is the No. 3 seed and they swept Phoenix in the first round. San Jose beat Detroit in the second round of the NHL playoffs last year.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com Detroit is the slight favorite in this series as the Red Wings have odds of -125 while the Sharks come in with odds of -105.
The Sharks took a 3-1 lead in their series with the Kings and held off Los Angeles down the stretch, winning Game 6 4-3 in overtime. The Sharks won three overtime games in the series. In the six contests, San Jose scored 20 goals while the Kings posted 20 goals as well.
Detroit made quick work of Phoenix as the Wings were the only team in the entire NHL playoffs to sweep their opponent. Detroit scored at least four goals in every game, posting a total of 18 goals while holding Phoenix to 10 goals.
These two teams faced off four times in the season and San Jose won three of the four games. The Sharks scored 15 goals in the four games while Detroit had 11 goals.
Trends show that the Red Wings are just 2-8 in their last 10 games against the Sharks and 1-4 in their last 5 games in San Jose. The Sharks are also 7-1 in their last 8 games against Central Division opponents.
In terms of injuries, San Jose comes into the series healthy while Detroit wings Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are both probable despite leg injuries.
2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Odds – Red Wings vs. Sharks
Detroit Red Wings -125
San Jose Sharks -105
Red Wings vs. Sharks Series Schedule
Friday, April 29 at San Jose, 10:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN
Sunday, May 1 at San Jose, 3:00 p.m. NBC, TSN
Wednesday, May 4 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS (JIP), TSN
Friday, May 6 at Detroit, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN
*Sunday, May 8 at San Jose, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS, TSN
*Tuesday, May 10 at Detroit, TBD VERSUS, TSN
*Thursday, May 12 at San Jose, TBD VERSUS, TSN