Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks Matchup

Victor TrejosHockey, NHL

Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, and the Dallas Stars will do battle against Brent Burns, Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in a Western Conference showdown. The game gets started at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13 and it can be caught live on Fox Sports Southwest.

Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks Odds

Moneyline odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.

San Jose is 16-16 straight-up (SU) and has recorded -8.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team managed during the 2017-18 season (45-37). Through 32 regular season matches, 19 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 10-5 SU at home this year.

The Sharks have converted on 23.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked third overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.6 percent of all penalties.

With a .900 save percentage and 25.9 saves per game, Martin Jones (12-10-3) has been the top goalkeeper for the Sharks this year. If head coach Peter Deboer decides to rest him, however, San Jose could turn to Aaron Dell (4-6-6 record, .901 save percentage, 2.89 goals against average).

Dallas has earned 1.3 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 16-15 straight up (SU). A total of 16 of its outings have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just four have pushed. As a road team, the Stars are 6-11 SU so far.

The Stars have converted on 21.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked fifth overall and it’s successfully killed off 84.0 percent of all penalties.

Ben Bishop (27.6 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for Dallas. Bishop owns a 10-9-1 record, and has registered a .921 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average this year.

Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Sharks, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Trends

  • Eight of San Jose’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 5-3 overall in those games.
  • The Stars are 5-9 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Sharks are 4-4 SU in games where they serve more minutes than the opposition.
  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
  • Dallas skaters have averaged 11.2 giveaways over its last five home games, right in line with its season average of 10.9 giveaways per game (ranked 22nd in the NHL).
  • San Jose is ranked 13th this season with 9.2 giveaways per game. That figure has regressed, as the team’s averaged 12.3 giveaways over its last 10 games and 13.6 giveaways over its last five.