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San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks 1/6/2023 Free Picks and Betting Tips

San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks 1/6/2023 Free Picks and Betting Tips

The San Jose Sharks will meet with the Anaheim Ducks in NHL action in Honda Center, CA, on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 10:00 PM ET. After their 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, the San Jose Sharks advanced to 12-20-7 overall, snapping a three-game winless skid. Five players, including Timo Meier, who has seven goals in his previous eight games, scored as the Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit.

A total of 20 saves were made by Kaapo Kahkonen for the Sharks, who outshot the Blackhawks 28-22. In 2022–23, Kahkonen is currently 4–7–3 with a dismal 3.71 GAA and.872 save percentage. Friday’s Honda Center game is expected to feature 34-year-old goaltender James Reimer, who has a 7-11-3 record, a 3.18 GAA, and a.896 save percentage. San Jose has the third-best penalty-killing percentage in the league (84.1%) but still ranks 25th in the NHL with 3.64 goals allowed per game. The Sharks are 18th in the league in power-play efficiency (24-for-111), 22nd in goals for (3.05 per game), and 12th in 5-on-5 high-danger scoring opportunities (51.7%).

  • The total went OVER in 7 of San Jose’s last 7 matches. 
  • The San Jose Sharks are 2-6 SU in their last 8 matches. 
  • The San Jose Sharks are 2-8 SU in their last 10 matches against Anaheim.

San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks 1/6/2023 Free Picks and Betting Tips

After an unexpected 2-0 home win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks improved to 11-24-4 overall. After suffering a pair of humiliating defeats to the Philadelphia Flyers (4-1) and Nashville Predators (6-1) respectively, the Ducks turned in a solid defensive display and scored twice in the opening frame against one of the league’s top defensive squads. Mason McTavish converted a power play opportunity to bring his season total to seven goals midway through the first period, while Adam Henrique scored his 12th goal of the year after only 3:11 of play. Four power play opportunities were stopped by the Ducks, and John Gibson concluded the game with 35 stops.

The Ducks have the third-worst penalty-killing percentage (71.3%), and they are dead last in the league in goals against (4.00 per game). On the opposite side of the puck, the Ducks are 29th in the NHL in terms of power play percentage (18-for-112), 31st in terms of goals for (2.23), and 32nd in terms of 5-on-5 high-danger scoring opportunities (40.8%).

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Anaheim’s previous 7 meetings. 
  • The Anaheim Ducks are 5-14 SU in their last 19 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 5 matches against San Jose.

San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks. The NHL pick for this game is the San Jose Sharks. San Jose and Anaheim’s first two games this season went to a shootout, and Anaheim won each of those games (6-5 and 5-4). At Honda Center on December 9, the Sharks destroyed the Ducks 6-1 to complete their comeback. This matchup between two extremely weak teams may potentially go either way, to be honest. Due to their offensive, so bet on the Sharks to prevail. The Ducks just blanked Dallas and will undoubtedly regress, while Anaheim’s offense was dreadful. In six of its last seven matches overall, Anaheim did not score more than two goals. The San Jose Sharks will win to a predicted score of 

NHL Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Honda Center, CA,

Date: Friday, January 6, 2023


NHL Odds: San Jose Sharks -140

NHL Totals: 6.5

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