The San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Bruins listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Sharks, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
The Sharks suffered a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena Saturday.
Columbus won as a +185 home underdogs while the final score played under the 5.5-goal total.
Byron Bitz, Chuck Kobasew and Marc Savard all scored for Boston but it was not enough in a 4-3 OT loss to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
The Bruins lost as -220 favorites, while the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 5.5.
San Jose has lost 3 straight games.
San Jose: 36-7-7
San Jose most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose’s last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games
San Jose is 5-9-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Boston
San Jose is 1-5-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Boston’s last 25 games at home
Boston is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
San Jose at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 11
Boston at New Jersey, Friday, February 13