Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Feb. 29

Oct 24, 2023; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Frank Vatrano (77) celebrates the game winning goal during the overtime period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
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We have your Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Anaheim Ducks hit the road to face the San Jose Sharks.

The Anaheim Ducks (20-35-3) are set to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-37-5) in a battle of Western Conference strugglers. As both teams look to salvage pride in a challenging season, this matchup at the SAP Center could provide some much-needed excitement for their fans.

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks Odds Info

Moneyline: Anaheim Ducks -122 (FanDuel) / San Jose Sharks +105 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Anaheim Ducks +205 (DraftKings) / San Jose Sharks -235 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – -105 (DraftKings) / -115 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Feb. 29

Time: 10:30 PM

Location: SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA


Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 27 overs and 31 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 14 overs and 15 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 3 overs and 3 unders.

San Jose Sharks Betting Trends

  • This season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 25 overs and 32 unders.
  • At home this season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 12 overs and 16 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 25 overs and 32 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the 2023-2024 NHL season, the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks have faced off three times, with the Ducks emerging victorious in two of those encounters while the Sharks claimed one win. The home team has consistently held the advantage, winning all three matchups. When it comes to betting statistics, the Sharks have outperformed expectations by covering the spread in two of the three games, despite being the underdogs in two of those games based on the closing moneyline. The Ducks, favored in two of the matches, covered the spread once. In terms of the over-under betting market, the total score has gone under the set line twice and over once. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Ducks have been more successful on their home ice, with John Gibson providing strong goaltending performances, particularly in the November 12th game where he saved 25 of 26 shots for a save percentage of 0.962. The Sharks have struggled throughout the season, as reflected in their win-loss records and lower win percentages in comparison to the Ducks.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 31, 2024, with the Ducks securing a narrow 3-2 victory in overtime. The game was tightly contested, with the Ducks outshooting the Sharks 34 to 28. Despite the Sharks’ impressive 27 blocked shots, the Ducks managed to capitalize on their opportunities, including the game-winning goal by Frank Vatrano in overtime. The Sharks’ goaltender, Kaapo Kahkonen, made 31 saves on 34 shots, ending the night with a save percentage of 0.912, while the Ducks’ John Gibson stopped 26 of 28 shots for a save percentage of 0.929. The Sharks were able to keep the game close and force overtime, but ultimately, the Ducks’ ability to win faceoffs at a rate of 54.5% and their performance in the clutch moments of the game gave them the edge. This victory for the Ducks at home continued the trend of home-ice advantage in this season’s series between the two teams.

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks Predictions

The Ducks and Sharks have had seasons to forget, but pride is on the line as they meet once again. Anaheim, despite being ahead of San Jose in the standings, comes into the game on a three-game losing streak, hoping to turn things around. The Sharks, on a four-game skid, are looking to make the most of their home-ice advantage and snap their losing streak. Both teams have struggled defensively, with the Sharks allowing the most goals per game in the league and the Ducks not faring much better.

Offensively, the Ducks have been led by right winger Frank Vatrano, who tops the team with 26 goals and 45 points. Troy Terry has also been a key playmaker, leading the team with 28 assists. For the Sharks, it’s been a tougher run, but forward Fabian Zetterlund and center Mikael Granlund have been bright spots, leading the team in goals and points, respectively. The goaltending matchup could be a deciding factor, with John Gibson expected to start for Anaheim and the Sharks potentially turning to backup Magnus Chrona due to Mackenzie Blackwood’s injury.

With both teams out of playoff contention, the focus will be on individual performances and team pride. The Ducks will look to exploit the Sharks’ defensive woes, while San Jose will aim to capitalize on their recent trend of covering the spread as underdogs. As the season winds down, this game provides an opportunity for players to showcase their skills and for the teams to evaluate talent for the future.

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks Pick

Given the current form of both the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks, the under seems to be the most logical pick for this matchup. The Sharks have been struggling to find the back of the net consistently, and with the Ducks’ John Gibson expected in goal, San Jose’s offensive challenges are likely to continue. Gibson’s strong goaltending, particularly highlighted in his recent performances against the Sharks, suggests that he could be a significant barrier to San Jose’s scoring efforts. Additionally, the Sharks’ own goaltending situation, with the potential absence of Mackenzie Blackwood, could lead to a more conservative approach to the game, focusing on defense rather than high-risk offensive plays.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups this season have seen the total score go under the set line twice, indicating a trend that could very well continue in this game. The Sharks’ recent trend of covering the spread as underdogs does not necessarily translate to a high-scoring affair, especially considering their position as the team with the most goals allowed per game in the league. With both teams out of playoff contention and playing for pride, a tight, low-scoring game is more probable than a shootout. Therefore, the under is the prudent pick for this Western Conference encounter.

The Pick: Under 6.0 -105 (DraftKings)

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Anaheim Ducks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Frank Vatrano Points 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 1.1 1.2