Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the San Jose Sharks and the Dallas Stars meet at American Airlines Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Stars, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
The Sharks exploded in the third period for a 3-1 win over the Thrashers at HP Pavilion Saturday.
San Jose won as a -369 home favorite while the final score played under the 6-goal total.
Steve Ott scored the only goal for Dallas in a 3-1 loss to Chicago on Saturday afternoon.
The Stars lost as -110 favorites, while the final score played UNDER the total of 5.5.
San Jose has won 3 straight games.
San Jose: 40-8-9
San Jose most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-3-1
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Dallas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1
A few trends to consider:
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose’s last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 7 games
San Jose at Detroit, Wednesday, February 25
Dallas home to St. Louis, Thursday, February 26