The Atlanta Thrashers and the San Jose Sharks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at HP Pavilion.
Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 375-moneyline favorites versus the Thrashers, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The Thrashers were defeated 4-3 by the Coyotes in a shootout last time out, as +125 underdogs. The combined score went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (6).
Erik Christensen, Bryan Little, and Ilya Kovalchuk replied in the loss.
The Sharks won their second straight with a 4-2 doubling of the Kings on Thursday, as -350 favorites. The six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).
Lukas Kaspar, Patrick Marleau, Marc-Edouard, and Milan Michalek potted the goals in that win.
San Jose has won 2 straight games.
San Jose: 39-8-9
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
San Jose most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 1-7-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Jose
Atlanta is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games at home
San Jose is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
San Jose is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Colorado, Tuesday, February 24
San Jose at Dallas, Monday, February 23