This is a game you can watch on Versus and it should be very competitive. The Sharks are really playing well of late after starting the season off slowly. Joe Thornton is really hot right now and the Sharks are worth taking against the NHL betting line.
San Jose Offense is Rolling
The Sharks are really scoring goals in bunches. The Sharks have won their last two games by identical scores of 5-2. Joe Thornton has been red hot lately as he has been involved in eight of the last ten goals. The Sharks are now fourth in the NHL in goals per game. They are first in the league in shots, first in the league on the power play and they are first in faceoff percentage. San Jose actually is starting to look like a Stanley Cup contender. San Jose is also getting excellent goaltending of late from Antero Niittymaki and they also have last year’s Stanley Cup hero, Antti Niemi.
The Minnesota Wild has been up and down this season so it makes sense they are .500. The Wild have a decent defense but far too often they struggle to score goals. Mikko Koivu has been about the only dependable scorer. Niklas Backstrom has played well in goal but he is not a superstar goalie so Minnesota has to work hard for every point they get.
Tuesday NHL betting online numbers
The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Sharks are 37-16 in their last 53 vs. the Northwest. The Sharks are 46-22 in their last 68 Tuesday games.
The Wild are 5-11 in NHL betting in their last 16 overall. The Wild are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. the Western Conference. The Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The Wild are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Wild are 7-19 in NHL betting online in their last 26 vs. the Pacific.
Sharks Own the Wild
The Sharks are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and they are 14-3 in the last 17 meetings overall.