NHL Betting Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks – Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia
When: Monday, February 11th
Money Line: San Jose -160
BetDSI has the San Jose Sharks listed as -160 money line favorites against the Vancouver Canucks. The San Jose Sharks enter this game with a record of 33-16-7 and have won five games in a row including a road win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday by a score of 5-2.
The Vancouver Canucks enter this game with a record of 25-24-7 and have lost three of their last five games, but are coming off a home win over the Calgary Flame on Saturday by a score of 4-3 which ended their three-game losing streak. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Vancouver Canucks.
The Canucks are 25-24-7 and 13-10-3 at home. The Vancouver Canucks are a borderline playoff team, but even if they get into the playoffs they lack the talent and depth needed to make a deep run. They currently have 57 points on the season which is 9th best in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific division. Vancouver is 25-24-7 overall, 13-10-3 at home and 19-23-4 as an underdog.
Elias Pettersson leads the team in points, goals and assists with 50 points, 25 goals and 25 assists. Jacob Markstrom is 21-15-6 on the season with a .910 save % and is allowing 2.81 goals per game this season.
Vancouver is averaging 2.89 points per game which ranks 21st in the NHL. They are averaging 29.25 shots per game which ranks 26th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.52 power play goals per game which ranks 23rd in the NHL. They are averaging 3.18 power play chances per game which is tied for 9th in the NHL. The Canucks are allowing 3.11 goals per game which ranks 18th in the NHL.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are 33-16-7 and 15-12-3 on the road. The San Jose Sharks are a playoff team and could possibly make a deep run in the playoffs this season. They currently have 73 points on the season which is tied for 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division. San Jose is 33-16-7 overall, 15-12-3 on the road and 27-13-7 as a favorite.
Brent Burns leads the team in points and assists with 61 points and 50 assists. Joe Pavelski leads the team in goals with 29. Margin Jones is 26-10-4 on the season with a .899 save % and is allowing 2.90 goals per game this year.
San Jose is averaging 3.62 points per game which ranks 3rd in the NHL. They are averaging 34.38 shots per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL. They are averaging 0.73 power play goals per game which ranks 7th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.96 power play chances per game which ranks 18th in the NHL. The Sharks are allowing 3.12 goals per game which ranks 19th in the NHL.
San Jose gets the win on the road
San Jose is playing extremely well right now and is only a point away from tying the Calgary Flames for the top spot in the conference. Vancouver is a borderline playoff team, but is nine points behind from the 3rd place team in the division. San Jose is 9-0-1 in their last ten match-ups with Vancouver while outscoring the Canucks by an average of 3.9 to 1.6 in those games. The Sharks are 3-0 in their last three meetings with the Canucks while outscoring Vancouver by an average of 4.33 to 1.33 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with a Sharks win on the road on Monday against the Canucks. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.