Sharks vs. Canucks Saturday Prediction
The Sharks have been stuck around .500 over their last 10 games while the Canucks have won seven out of their last 10 contests. With Vancouver listed as a -145 money line favorite and the total sitting at 6 goals, what’s the best play for bettors?
081 San Jose Sharks (+125) at 082 Vancouver Canucks (-145); o/u 6
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Canucks to win on the money line.
San Jose Sharks Fantasy Spin
Martin Jones allowed four goals on 38 shots in a 4-0 loss against the Avalanche on Thursday night. Jones was beat through the five-hole following a power move to the net by Avs forward Nishushkin in the opening minute of play. With three seconds remaining in the first period, the 30-year old netminder allowed a goal from the point immediately following a faceoff, in which he never saw based on his reaction. Two more tallies and no-goal support later, the North Vancouver native is now winless in his last three starts and has won just once since the beginning of December (10 starts). Jones’ 2019-20 record is now 13-16-2 with a 3.22 goals-against average and a .891 save percentage.
Vancouver Canucks Fantasy Spin
Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves on 35 shots in a 3-1 win against the Coyotes on Thursday night. The Swedish netminder avoided back-to-back losses with a terrific performance against the Coyotes. Despite allowing the first goal of the contest, which was scored off a one-timer from the slot, Markstrom was otherwise impenetrable, stopping 10-plus shots in each period. The 29-year old has won nine of his last 11 starts and owns a 18-13-3 record during the 2019-20 season, accompanied by a 2.71 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
The Sharks are 6-15 in their last 21 games overall and are 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog.
The Canucks have won six straight when they’re listed as a favorite and are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven home games.
The under has been highly profitable in games involving both teams, respectively. The under is 4-1 in the Sharks’ last five games overall, is 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest and has cashed in seven of their last nine road games as well. The under is also 5-1-1 in the Canucks’ last seven games as a favorite, is 4-1-1 in their last six home games and is 33-16-3 in their last 52 games when they’re coming off a win.
Saturday NHL Prediction: Sharks/Canucks UNDER 6