Sharks vs Ducks (February 22)

Sharks vs Ducks Odds

Sharks Odds +130
Duck odds -150
Above under 6 (+100 / -120)
time 10 p.m. Eastern time
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A pair of Pacific Division teams on the wrong side of the playoff streak will try to keep their post-season hopes alive on Tuesday.

The Anaheim Ducks opened a six-game home game against the San Jose Sharks in the first of four meetings this season between the two rivals in California.

Here’s the latest news on both teams, along with our best bet.

The prospects for sharks are getting bleak

The Sharks will play only their fourth game since the All-Star break on Tuesday and only their second game in February.

San Jose’s hopes for the supplement are fading fast. The club has only taken one point in its last three matches. As of Monday afternoon, he’s ranked 13th in the Western Conference, 10 points off the second-place finish in the championship.

Open the window a little wider and the situation will look bleaker. The Sharks have been 2-5-3 in the last 10 games, and Natural Stat Trick shows that their holding metrics have slipped to their lowest point all season at 5-on-5. Additionally, San Jose has had the worst projected against par in the entire NHL over the last 10 games.

There are some bright spots. The San Jose penalty kick is ranked fourth in the league with a success rate of 84.9%, and James Reimer has 3.5 goals saved above expected. Backup Adin Hill was shaky – and currently sidelined with a lower body injury – so Reimer has played every minute of the Sharks’ last seven games. He only has a 1-3-3 record to show for his extended efforts.

Also among those injured in San Jose are defender Eric Carlson and striker Kevin Labanc.

ducks outside looking at

After a better-than-expected start to their season, the Ducks also put their playoff hopes in jeopardy, particularly when they came out of the All-Star break with three straight losses.

As of Monday, they’re still outside looking inside. But in their last game on Saturday night, they corrected their ship’s trajectory in a big way with a 7-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

In general, the Ducks are the center team of the group at 5-on-5, with strong special teams and strong goalkeeping. John Gibson has started 10 of his last 11 games in Anaheim – and also represented the Pacific Division of the All-Star Game. But while Gibson is usually reliable, his recent numbers haven’t been great – he’s scored an above-expected 2.1 for the year, but allowed four or more in each of his last four starts.

Still, expect to get the nod in San Jose on Tuesday.

In terms of duck injury, defender Josh Manson is currently on the shelf with a finger issue. Captain Ryan Getslav also sat through the last two games of the road trip with a lower body problem.

Sharks vs ducks peck

One win for Anaheim does not necessarily mean a turnaround. But the ducks seemed intent on saving their road trip and keeping their playoff hopes alive when they came out against Vancouver. They dominated the game by scoring twice in the first 3:23 of the first period, overpowering Vancouver 8-2 in the opening frame, and forcing Bruce Boudreaux to give Thatcher Demko a rare hook when the goalkeeper allowed five goals on 14 shots. Over 24:20 action game.

Now, the ducks are facing a team of sharks who are struggling very defensively. This should be a recipe for Anaheim’s victory.

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picking Anaheim win (+105); lowered to -110

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