Bet Jamaica NHL Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks

by Dirty on March 18, 2010

The San Jose Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at General Motors Place.

Oddsmakers currently have the Canucks listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Sharks, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Dan Boyle and Devin Setoguchi scored for San Jose in its 8-2 loss to Dallas on Tuesday night.

Dallas cashed as +145 home underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 5.5-goal total listed by sportsbooks.

Alex Burrows and Kyle Wellwood scored for the Canucks in their 5-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday night.

New York won as +230 road underdogs, while the game played OVER the 5.5-goal total set by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
San Jose has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
San Jose: 43-16-10
Vancouver: 43-24-3

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-4-1
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-2-1
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 6-6-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Vancouver
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
San Jose is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Vancouver’s last 11 games
Vancouver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Vancouver is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 6 games when playing San Jose

Next up:
San Jose at Calgary, Friday, March 19
Vancouver home to Detroit, Saturday, March 20

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