The San Jose Sharks (22-22-4) travel to meet the Anaheim Ducks (24-19-9) Tuesday at Honda Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Sharks vs. Ducks odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Sharks are in a six-game tailspin, including three losses in regulation and three setbacks in overtime dating back to Jan. 26. San Jose has won four of the past five trips to Anaheim, and the road team is 5-0 in the past five in this series.
The Ducks are also struggling mightily, going 1-4 in the past five games overall, 1-5 in the past six inside the division and 1-10 in the previous 11 games against Western Conference teams.
Sharks at Ducks odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Sharks +122 (bet $100 to win $122) | Ducks -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Sharks +1.5 (-205) | Ducks -1.5 (+155)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)
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Sharks at Ducks projected goalies
James Reimer (13-11-4, 2.91 GAA, .913 SV%, 1 SO) vs. John Gibson (16-13-8, 2.77 GAA, .913 SV%, 1 SO)
Reimer is winless across his past six starts, and he is 0-2-2 with a 3.51 GAA and .840 SV% in four starts in the month of February, allowing at least three goals in each of the outings.
Gibson picked up a win last time out at Vancouver Saturday, but he is just 1-3-0 with a 5.51 GAA and .824 SV% in four February outings, yielding at least four goals in each of the starts.
Sharks at Ducks odds, lines, picks and predictions
Sharks 4, Ducks 3
The SHARKS (+122) are worth a look in this road outing as San Jose looks to snap a six-game winless streak. Facing the Ducks (-150) might just be what the doctor ordered as San Jose is 4-1 in the past five skates on The Pond in Anaheim. The road team has cashed in five straight in this series, too.
The Sharks +1.5 (-205) will cost you over two times your potential return if you would like a little insurance, and that’s just too steep of a price.
PASS, and focus on the money line.
OVER 5.5 (-125) is the way to go here as both netminders have been extremely giving lately. Yes, the Under is 5-1-1 in the past seven meetings, but sometimes trends are made to be broken. The Over has hit in four straight for the Ducks, and that is expected to continue against Reimer. Gibson has allowed 19 goals across four February starts, so the Sharks offense should find plenty of blood in the water here.
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