Ice Hockey. NHL
Stadium: SAP Center (San Jose)
The San Jose Sharks will take on the Minnesota Wild in a Thursday night game. Let’s see what to expect from this encounter and what’s best to bet on. There are several options to consider!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
San Jose form
The Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak (0-1 against the Rangers and 4-6 against Columbus) with a solid 5-3 win over Calgary in their last game. This loss still played a small role in the Pacific Division standings. The Sharks' lead over fifth-place Vegas dropped to one point, and now they are on the verge of dropping out of the playoff zone. It will be very good if the home team scores at least one point.
Minnesota keep showing their best. Seven wins in a row, 31-13 overall – how about that? The Wild are averaging 4.4 goals per game and 1.9 goals conceded. That gave the club a very comfortable lead over second place St. Louis (7) in the Central Division standings. Despite such a gap, the Wild are clearly not going to stop. In their last game, Minnesota defeated Edmonton on the road (4-1).
Expert Betting Tips
Minnesota seems more favorable than the Sharks. San Jose lost two of their last three games, by a combined score of 7-4. Meanwhile, Minnesota has gained momentum, and it will be very, very hard to stop them. Also note that both teams are coming to the end of their back-to-back, where they performed very well in the first half. We think the Wild will win in regulation time, but the Sharks will also score.
Prediction: Minnesota will win.
- W2 for 1.99;
- ITO2 (4.5) for 3.75;
- W2 + TO (5.5) for 3.20.