San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars NHL Betting Prediction

NHL San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars Prediction 3/2/2024

The San Jose Sharks (15-38-5) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (36-17-9) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on NBCS. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Ducks. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Sharks have struggled mightily, losing their last five games and going just 2-8 in their last ten games. San Jose is 15th in the Western Conference and 8th in the Pacific Division with a record of 15-38-5. In the Western Conference, the Sharks have gone 8-24 this season.

On the road, San Jose has gone just 6-20-3 this season and have lost five straight games as the underdog. Overall, the Sharks have gone 0-5 in their last five games and 0-3 in their last three games. For the season, the Sharks have been the underdog in all 58 of their games and have gone 15-38-5 as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Sharks have a puck line record of 13-16, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -1.9 goals per game. So far, San Jose has been the underdog in all 58 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 26-32.

San Jose’s puck line record in their last 10 games is at 5-5, and their puck line record for the season is at 26-32. In their last 10 road games, the Sharks have a puck line record of 7-3, and their puck line losing streak is currently at four games.

Following a 6-4 loss at home to the Ducks, the Sharks are eager to bounce back. Against the Ducks, the Sharks’ offense scored in all three periods. San Jose’s three power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 28 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

As the underdog, San Jose suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 10 goals.

The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Stars have gone 18-8-4 and have been favored in 53 of their 62 games. In the Western Conference, Dallas is in second place and first in the Central Division.

Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 4-6 and are 36-17-9 overall. In their last five games, they have gone 2-3, and in their last three games, they have gone 1-2.

When favored this year, the Stars have gone 17-36 on the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 24-38 on the puck line overall.

At home, Dallas has gone just 9-21 on the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. Their puck line record in their last 10 home games is 4-6, and in their last 10 games overall, it is 5-5.

In their most recent game, the Stars faced the Jets and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Against the Jets, the Stars scored three goals in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 36 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Dallas also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

San Jose Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Sharks come in averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. Looking at how the Sharks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 29th in power play goals and 31st in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 25-30-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Stars Offense Breakdown

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The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.

This season, the Stars have an over/under record of 35-26-1. Throughout the season, they have played 35 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.6 per game.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.2 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Dallas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Stars head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Dallas. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Sharks vs Stars Trends

  • In their last five road games, San Jose has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 5-0.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Stars offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Dallas posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Stars have an puck line mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Dallas posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Sharks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.

Sharks vs Stars Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline bet in this one, we have the Stars coming out on top. However, with the lines sitting at -484, I’d recommend looking to the spread as our projections have the Stars winning by more than one goal.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Stars to win and cover. Watch for the Stars to win this game by multiple goals over the Sharks.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.

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