Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks Online NHL Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2019 online NHL betting season continues this Monday night with an enticing Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks contest. The Bruins are riding high following their recent 4 game winning streak. The Sharks on the other hand, are looking to build a lead atop the Pacific Division. So what kind of contest will tonight’s sportsbook odds predict? Let’s take a look at tonight’s NHL betting lines to find out.
Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks – Monday, February 18th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
The Bruins enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 34-17-8 record that nets them 76 points on the season. That 76 point tally ranks Boston 2nd in the Atlantic Division. However, it places them a whopping 16 points behind the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning, who have racked up an astounding 92 on the year. While Boston may not be able to catch Tampa Bay, they still have plenty of motivation to go out and get the win this evening. That’s because the Toronto Maple Leafs are right on their tail with 75 on the season. Furthermore, the 4th seeded Montreal Canadiens aren’t all that far behind with 69 themselves.
So will the Bruins be able to secure their standing atop the Atlantic this Monday night? Well tonight’s online hockey betting odds are predicting a loss for Boston. This is somewhat surprising since the Bruins are 7-3 straight up in their last 10 versus the Sharks and 3-0 in their last 3. Undoubtedly Boston’s current 5 game win streak isn’t enough to favor them here.
Players to Watch: Brad Marchand (23 G, 47 A, 70 PTS.), David Pastrnak (31 G, 35 A, 66 PTS.), and Patrice Bergeron (21 G, 34 A, 55 PTS.).
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks swim into this evening’s contest sporting a 35-17-7 record. With a 77 point tally on the season, San Jose is currently tied with the Calgary Flames for the lead in the Pacific. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Sharks could really use a win this evening. So what do the numbers have to say about this pairing? All in all they predict a contentious matchup here. All in all the Sharks enter with the better offense but weaker defense. Specifically, Boston ranks 16th in scoring but 2nd in defense in the NHL. On the other hand, San Jose ranks 3rd in scoring and 17th in defense. All things considered, this one might be a bit of a tossup.
Players to Watch: Brent Burns (11 G, 53 A, 64 PTS.), Logan Couture (21 G, 32 A, 53 PTS.), and Tomas Hertl (26 G, 27 A, 53 PTS.).
Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions
Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks matchup? All things considered, taking Boston straight up seems like a great option here. They’ve gotten the best of San Jose as of late. On top of that, they’re pegged as the underdog this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Boston.