Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Nov 25, 2023

The Saturday NHL schedule features a clash between the league’s highest and lowest scoring teams as the Vancouver Canucks visit the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose.

Vancouver
37-15-4-2
AT
November 25, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
SAP Center at San Jose
San Jose
15-35-1-4
Puckline -1.5 -115
Moneyline -275
Over / Under o +6.5
Puckline +1.5 -105
Moneyline +220
Over / Under u +6.5

The Canucks wrap up a three-game road trip in San Jose after posting a decisive 5-1 win in Seattle on Black Friday, but have failed to record wins in consecutive games on the road since late October. The Sharks punched deeper into the basement with Friday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens, but have produced a respectable 3-1-1 record over their past five home contests. 

With the Canucks already enjoying a 21-point advantage over San Jose in the NHL standings, it is no surprise they are listed as lofty -275 road favourites on the Saturday NHL odds and a short -110 bet on the puck line. The Sharks are pegged as +220 underdogs while -115 odds favour the total topping 6.5.

Canucks vs. Sharks NHL Betting Odds

The Canucks have utterly dominated the Sharks during an 11-game win streak in head-to-head action. Vancouver outscored the Sharks by a massive 13-2 combined margin in a pair of meetings earlier this month, including a crushing 10-1 victory in San Jose on November 2, and has surrendered just six total goals in four dates since last Christmas. With Vancouver averaging 6.5 goals per game over their past four meetings, the OVER has continued to pay out in totals betting, going 9-1 in their past 10 matchups. However, the Canucks have produced mix results on the road of late, mustering just two goals on three occasions while losing three of their past five. Meanwhile, the Sharks have limited opponents to just 2.20 goals per game during their 3-1-1 home surge despite getting outshot by an average margin of 14.2 shots per game. 

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks finally managed to build on an early lead in Friday’s win over Seattle, seizing a 2-1 advantage through 40 minutes despite getting outshot by a 22-15 margin. Vancouver shooters finally found their groove in the final frame, putting the game on ice with three goals while outshooting the Kraken by a 12-2 margin. The Canucks’ supporting cast captured the spotlight in Friday’s win, with five different players finding the back of the net. Nils Hoglander potted his fourth goal to extend his current points streak to five games while Ilya Mikheyev and Dakota Joshua each scored for the first time in six games. Quinn Hughes maintained his recent torrid pace with an assist, and has now ranked up four goals and 12 helpers during a 10-game points streak. JT Miller saw his nine-game points streak snapped on Friday, but remains a +130 bet on the NHL player props to pot his ninth goal of the month.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks stormed to a 2-0 lead in Friday’s date with the Canadiens, but failed to maintain just their third lead in seven games on the way to their 17th defeat in 20 games so far this season. With just five total goals scored during their current three-game slide, there are few bright spots on the Sharks attack. The club’s two leading scorers, Tomas Hertl and William Eklund, contributed on Friday. Eklund picked up a goal and an assist while Hertl chipped in a pair of helpers including setting up Eklund’s power play goal, and has now seen six of his 14 points come with the man advantage. With their attack sputtering, the Sharks have leaned heavily on huge efforts in the crease. Mackenzie Blackwood helped the team salvage a point on Friday while making 22 saves, and has allowed for than three goals just twice in seven appearances. However, Saturday’s expected starter Kaapo Kahkonen has been pulled twice in four starts, and allowed 16 total goals in less than nine full periods of action over that stretch.

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