Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Feb 11): Sharks vs Ducks Prediction
The NHL finishes off a busy weekend with nine games on Sunday. NHL.com will be streaming the San Jose and Anaheim game as their free game of the day. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
San Jose Sharks vs Anaheim Ducks Predictions
The Sharks and Ducks meet for a final time this season on Sunday night. San Jose and Anaheim have a big rivalry being in the same state and division. San Jose has gone 29-18-8, which has placed them in third place of the Pacific Division. The Ducks are 27-19-10, which has them in fourth place in the Pacific.
The Ducks and Sharks have met three times already this season. San Jose hosted the first two games. The two teams split the first two games. Corey Perry was the best player for the Ducks as he had two goals and one assist in those two games. Joonas Donskoi scored twice for the Sharks. San Jose won the first game 2-1 in a shootout. Anaheim took the second game 3-2 in a shootout.
The third game was held in Anaheim on January 21. The Sharks dominated this matchup 6-2. Mikkel Boedker scored two goals and added an assist. Melker Karlsson, Joe Thornton, Chris Tierney and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each had two points. Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell each had two points for the Ducks. The Sharks will be looking to carry that momentum into Sunday night’s matchup.
Martin Jones is expected to be in net for Sunday night’s matchup. Jones has been a solid starter all season for the Sharks. He has a .912 save percentage and a GAA of 2.64. While these have not been elite numbers, he has still posted a 15-14-5 record. Jones faces off against the Ducks multiple times a year, so I expect him to have a good understanding of the team.
San Jose Sharks (+148) at Anaheim Ducks (-164)
Ryan Miller is projected to be the starter for the Ducks on Sunday night. Miller has been solid in the backup role this season. He has posted a .915 save percentage and a GAA of 2.69. Like Jones, Miller has faced off against his opponent multiple times in the past. Being a backup though means he has not seen the Sharks as often as Jones has played the Ducks. I believe this gives the Sharks an edge in the matchup.
Both teams enter Sunday night’s game after a matchup against the Oilers. Anaheim took care of business at home with a 3-2 victory over Edmonton. The Sharks dominated with a 6-4 victory over the Oilers on Saturday night.
The Sharks are coming off a victory on Saturday night, which could lead to a little fatigue. The Sharks are huge underdogs in this matchup and that sounds wrong. San Jose has been given a forty percent chance of winning this game. In a rivalry such as this one, any game could be a coin toss. I believe that the odds should reflect that. San Jose could pull off an upset on Sunday night and as a large underdog that makes them a very appealing pick.