Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Minnesota Wild vs. San Jose Sharks

by Dirty on July 7, 2013

The Minnesota Wild and the San Jose Sharks will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at HP Pavilion.

Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 260-moneyline favorites versus the Wild, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

The Wild were doubled 4-2 by the Canucks last time out, as +150 underdogs. The six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5).

Dan Fritsche and Marek Zidlicky scored in that loss.

The Sharks were upset 4-1 by the Stars last time out, as -250 favorites. That game’s five goals fell UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Joe Thornton scored his 17th of the season on the power play.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 4 straight games.
San Jose has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 30-27-5
San Jose: 42-11-9

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose’s last 5 games
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
San Jose is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 7
San Jose at Vancouver, Saturday, March 7

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