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Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Lines

March 20, 2017 NHL Hockey

The following are the NHL betting lines for tonight’s Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks game at the SAP Center for fans who bet on hockey at SBG Global sportsbook:

Canucks     +1½ (-130) 5 (-120) +220 
Sharks         -1½ (+110) 5 (EV) -260

The Canucks are coming off a 2-3 overtime loss to Detroit on Tuesday. Reid Boucher and Markus Granlund scored and Ryan Miller made 25 saves. Van has lost three games in a row and 10 of the last 13. The Canucks are eight points behind the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. Vancouver traded forward Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Sharks late in the third period in exchange for forward Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 entry draft. The Canucks also acquired prospect Jonathan Dahlen on Monday from the Senators in exchange for forward Alexandre Burrows. Goldobin had 41 points (15-26-41) in 46 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey league this season. Dahlen was selected 42nd overall in the 2016 draft but returned to his native Sweden to play for Timra IK in the Swedish second division, where had 15 goals and 14 assists in 51 regular games and six goals in five playoff games. For fans who bet on hockey, Van is 4-1 against the NHL betting spread in the last five games on the road and 5-0 SU in the last five games when playing on the road against the Sharks.

The Sharks are coming off a 3-1 win over Toronto on Tuesday. Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead goal with 1:24 left. Brenden Dillon scored scored his second goal of the season, and Joe Pavelski an empty-netter off Joe Thornton’s 999th NHL assist. Martin Jones made 20 saves. The Sharks have won two in a row, including a 4-1 win over the Canucks on Friday. As mentioned above, San Jose acquired Jannik Hansen from Vancouver. Hansen had 13 points (six goals and seven assists) in 28 regular games with the Canucks this regular season. “He’s going to be a great fit for them and it’s going to give him a chance to win,” Hansen’s former teammate Henrik Sedin said. SJ leads the Pacific division with five points and four games played more than the Oilers and seven points and one game played more than the Ducks. General manager Doug Wilson is confident that Hansen’s arrival will improve the Sharks’ NHL betting odds of making the postseason. “We think he plays the right way, he’s really versatile, he can go up and down in the lineup,” Wilson said. “His speed, obviously, his grit. He brings all the things that I think a playoff player epitomizes.” For fans who bet on hockey, San Jose is 2-6 against the spread in the last eight games at home and 0-5 SU in the last five games when playing at home against the Canucks. The total has gone under in four of the Sharks’ last six games at home.