Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 16, 2021

The Vancouver Canucks try to push their record to 6-0 under new bench boss Bruce Boudreau tonight in San Jose against the Sharks.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
December 16, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
SAP Center at San Jose
San Jose
32-37-10-3
Puckline +1.5 -251
Moneyline -107
Over / Under o +5.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Puckline -1.5 +208
Moneyline -112
Over / Under u +5.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

After getting off to a red hot start, the Sharks have slipped down to fifth in Pacific Division, only three points ahead of Vancouver. The Sharks are -127 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 5.5.

Canucks vs. Sharks NHL Betting Odds

These Pacific Division rivals have some catching up to do, as they have not met each other since early 2020. The Canucks took the 2020 season series 3-1, outscoring the Sharks 16-7. The series split on the Over/Under and the ‘Nucks covered the spread in their three wins. 80 percent of the public are taking the Over, while the Moneyline bets are split 59-41 in Vancouver’s favour. These guys will play again on Tuesday.

The Canucks broke a five-game Under streak on Tuesday night, making their record 18-10 to the Under so far this season. They are 6-4 against the spread in their past 10, evening their record at 15-15.

San Jose has been trading wins and losses against the spread for the past six games but they are still 16-13 on the year. The offence has dried up a bit in San Jose, averaging only 2.4 goals per game over their last 10 and brought their Over/Under record down to 11-18 to the Under.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks pulled off their most impressive win yet this season on Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets. The ‘Nucks found themselves down 3-0 going into the second until Captain Bo Horvat scored to spark his team’s comeback. Horvat ended the night with his second goal, less than a minute to go, to secure the W for Vancouver and extending the streak to five.

Defenceman Quinn Hughes showed off his passing ability, picking up three assists. The 22-year-old has 25 points in only 23 games this season, putting him seventh in points among defencemen.

Tonight, Vancouver will attempt to keep the streak alive and improve on their 5-8-1 road record.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks were probably overachieving earlier this season and are now starting to slide down the standings. They have yet to win back-to-back games in December, boasting a 3-4 record so far this month.

Tuesday’s loss was scoreless going into the third period before the Seattle Kraken scored three on their way to a 3-1 victory. Logan Couture scored the lone goal to spoil the shutout. Couture is in the holiday spirit, picking up six points so far this December. Tomas Hertl assisted Couture to extend his point streak to five games, collecting eight points in the stretch.

San Jose is in the midst of the longest home stretch on their schedule and will look to take advantage of playing the next three at home.

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