San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 09, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks are looking to sweep the season series against the San Jose Sharks when they open a five-game homestand on Saturday night.

San Jose
32-37-10-3
AT
April 09, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
40-30-7-5
Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +141
Over / Under o +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -169
Over / Under u +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

The Canucks are back on home ice after back-to-back 5-1 wins against Vegas and Arizona. Meanwhile, San Jose has lost five games in a row and 10 of their past 12 on the road.

Vancouver is a -143 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Sharks vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

Vancouver opened the season series with a dominant 5-2 win over the Sharks back on Dec. 16. San Jose made the next game more interesting, scoring in the last second to force overtime before J.T. Miller would win it for the Canucks. Miller leads the series with two goals and three assists and Thatcher Demko backstopped Vancouver in both victories. A whopping 95 per cent of early bets are taking the Canucks.

The rare 5.5 total has been consistent throughout this series and the teams have hit the Over in both games. With a tempting low total, 89 per cent of bettors are gambling the Over.

The Sharks have had trouble scoring during their five-game losing streak, averaging just 2.2 goals per game and playing the Under 3-2. They are 28-41 on the Over/Under so far this year. They have covered the spread in half of their past 10 contests.

The Canucks have covered three games in a row, improving their impressive 43-29 record against the spread. Seven of their past nine games have played the Under.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose lost their fifth in a row Thursday night, 4-2 at home to the Calgary Flames. Logan Couture’s third period goal kept his team in the game, before the Sharks gave up a last-minute empty netter. Goalie James Reimer got injured halfway through the third period and left the game. He gave up three goals on 35 shots before his exit.

The hottest Shark, Brent Burns, had his five-game point streak snapped Thursday night. The 37-year-old has nine goals and 46 points through 70 games this season.

After 19 years as the Sharks GM, Doug Wilson announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down. Joe Will was named interim GM while they search for a new hire.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks had a successful road trip through the desert, picking up 5-1 wins in both Vegas and Arizona. Elias Pettersson had a great trip, picking up seven points (3G, 4A) over the stretch.

Thursday night in Arizona, Bo Horvat and Alex Chiasson each scored twice and backup goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 of 28 shots. Horvat’s back-to-back goals in the second period gave him the team lead with 30 on the year.

Vancouver is six points and two spots out of playoff position in the Western Conference. With only 10 games to go, they will need to be almost perfect from here on out to squeak into the postseason.

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