NHL Picks Stars vs. Sharks to go Under

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:59 PM GMT

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 12:59 PM GMT

The Sharks will host the Stars on Wednesday at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Can we find some value in the total for this game? Let's take a look at the NHL odds for this match-up.

Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks

According to NHL betting odds San Jose is a -200 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. The home team has won the last 4 meetings between these teams. San Jose is 6-1 in their last 7 at home versus Dallas.

Sharks in a Recent Funk

The San Jose Sharks enter tonight having lost 4 of their last 5-games. They’re coming off a 5-2 home loss versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. San Jose has now scored 2-goals or less in each of their last 5-games, and scored just 5-goals combined during that span. They’ve gone over the total in just 1 of their last 8, and 2 of their last 16-games. This will be the Sharks 3rd of a 4-game in 7-day home stand. San Jose has earned at least 1-point in 23 of their 27-games at the SAP Center this season, while losing just 4-games during regulation time. Unfortunately 2 of those 4 losses have occurred in their last 3 at home. The Sharks enter tonight 2nd in the Pacific Division 9-points behind the 1st place Anaheim Ducks, and they’re 5th overall in the Western Conference.

Stars off a Huge Upset

The Dallas Stars are coming off a 2-0 road win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday as a mammoth +175 money line underdog. Dallas backup goaltender Dan Ellis made just his 10th start of the season, and earned his 1st shutout of the year, stopping all 26 of Anaheim’s shots on goal. It was the 3rd shutout win in the last 6-games for Dallas. It’s a remarkable feat considering the Stars posted just 1 shutout over their first 49-games of the season. Their stellar defensive play has allowed Dallas to earn at least 1-point in 5 of their last 6-games. Dallas enters tonight 5th in the Central Division, and 10th overall in the Western Conference. They trail Vancouver by just 4-points for the final playoff position in the West.

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NHL Betting System

Let's go over some numbers before we make our NHL picks. Any road team that’s playing with same season revenge stemming from a loss as a favorite, and they’re coming off a road shutout win, has seen 35 of those 50-games (70%) go under the total over the last 18 seasons.

Free Pick: Dallas/San Jose to go under the total of 5.5

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