Friday NHL Betting – San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are slight favorites in NHL betting on Friday night as they host the San Jose Sharks.

The Canucks have been very good at home this season with only two losses on the year but they should get tested by the Sharks who are coming off a win over the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.  Many of the NHL games for Friday are in the day but if you are looking for a late game to make an NHL bet on at SBG then this should be a good one.

Both Teams Coming off Big Wins
The Sharks are coming off a very big win on Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.  It was the first time that goaltender Antti Niemi had faced his former team and the Sharks played well and he got the win. While the Sharks got a big win over the Blackhawks, the Canucks got perhaps an even bigger win as they beat Colorado last time out. The Avalanche was leading the Northwest Division so the win by Vancouver was huge as they got even with Colorado in the standings.  The Canucks broke a four-game losing streak with the win over the Avalanche.

San Jose Trends
The Sharks are 18-7 in their last 25 Friday games. The Sharks are 36-17 in their last 53 vs. the Northwest. The Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 road games.
Sharks are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.

Vancouver Trends
The Canucks are 55-22 in their last 77 home games. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. the Pacific. The home team 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

Looks like an Over
The trends point to making an NHL bet on the over in this game. The Over is 5-1 in the Sharks last 6 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Sharks last 7 vs. Northwest. The Over is 6-1 in the Canucks last 7 Friday games. The Over is 33-13-5 in the Canucks last 51 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 5-2-1 in NHL betting in the Canucks last 8 home games. The Over is 36-16-4 in the Canucks last 56 overall.