San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 28

Nov 12, 2023; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) in action against the Dallas Stars in the third period at Xcel Energy Center.
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We have your San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild prop betting and game preview needs covered as the San Jose Sharks hit the road to face the Minnesota Wild.

The Minnesota Wild (34-28-9) are set to host the struggling San Jose Sharks (16-47-8) in a clash that highlights the contrasting fortunes of the two teams this season.

San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild Odds Info

Moneyline: San Jose Sharks +275 (BetMGM) / Minnesota Wild -350 (BetMGM)

Puck Line: -1.5 – San Jose Sharks +115 (BetMGM) / Minnesota Wild -140 (BetMGM)

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

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 28

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MN


San Jose Sharks Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the San Jose Sharks have 6 wins and 30 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the San Jose Sharks have 16 wins and 55 losses.
  • This season, the San Jose Sharks have hit 34 overs and 37 unders.

Minnesota Wild Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Minnesota Wild have 18 wins and 17 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Minnesota Wild have 23 wins and 14 losses.
  • This season, the Minnesota Wild have hit 38 overs and 33 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota Wild have faced off four times, with each team securing two victories apiece. These matchups occurred between November 2022 and March 2024, showcasing a balanced competition between the two teams. In terms of betting statistics, the Sharks have proven to be more successful against the spread, covering it in three out of the four games, while the Wild have covered the spread only once. The over/under betting results leaned towards high-scoring games, with the over hitting three times and the under just once. The home and visiting teams have been equally successful, each winning two games. The Sharks have had a challenging time in terms of their season win percentages, which were significantly lower than the Wild’s in both seasons. The Wild, on the other hand, have shown more consistency with their win percentages, maintaining a competitive edge. In terms of goaltending, both teams have seen fluctuations in save percentages across the games, with the Sharks’ James Reimer and the Wild’s Filip Gustavsson both having games with high save percentages of 0.933 and 0.946, respectively.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on March 3, 2024, and ended with a narrow 4-3 victory for the Minnesota Wild. The game was characterized by a strong offensive display from both sides, with the Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov completing a hat-trick, including the game-winning goal. The Sharks’ Anthony Duclair also made a notable contribution with a goal, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win. The Wild entered the game as the favorites with a closing moneyline of -365 and managed to live up to expectations by winning the game, although they did not cover the -1.5 spread, as the game ended with a one-goal difference. The total score of 7 meant that the game went over the closing over-under of 6.5. The Sharks’ goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen faced a total of 32 shots, saving 28 for a save percentage of 0.875, while the Wild’s Filip Gustavsson saved 12 out of 15 shots for a save percentage of 0.8.

San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild Predictions

The Wild, with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, are entering this matchup on a two-game losing streak, seeking to turn their fortunes around against the league’s bottom-dweller. Despite recent setbacks, Minnesota has shown resilience throughout the season, led by star forward Kirill Kaprizov, who tops the team with 36 goals. The Wild’s offense, however, will need to find consistency, as they currently rank in the middle of the pack in terms of goals scored. Defensively, they’ve been more solid, thanks in part to goaltender Filip Gustavsson’s efforts between the pipes.

On the other side, the San Jose Sharks are enduring a season to forget, officially eliminated from playoff contention and currently on an eight-game losing streak. The Sharks have struggled on both ends of the ice, with the league’s fewest points and a defense that has allowed goals in abundance. However, they have seen some bright spots from players like Fabian Zetterlund, who leads the team with 20 goals, and Mikael Granlund, their points leader. The Sharks will be looking to play spoiler and gain some positive momentum as they build towards next season.

This game presents a key player matchup between the Wild’s Kaprizov and the Sharks’ Zetterlund, with both forwards being crucial to their respective teams’ offensive production. For Minnesota, securing a win is imperative to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, while San Jose can use this game as an opportunity for their young roster to gain valuable experience. With the Wild’s playoff chase and the Sharks’ role as underdogs, this game could offer more excitement than the standings suggest.

San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild Pick

While the Minnesota Wild are the clear favorites in this matchup, the value lies in the San Jose Sharks moneyline bet. The Sharks have covered the spread in three out of their last four meetings with the Wild, indicating a tendency to perform better than expected against this particular opponent. Despite their overall poor season performance, the Sharks have shown they can rise to the occasion, and with the Wild’s recent struggles and the pressure of their playoff chase, there’s potential for an upset. The Sharks’ recent bright spots, such as Zetterlund’s goal-scoring prowess, could exploit the Wild’s inconsistencies and lead to a surprising victory.

Furthermore, the Wild’s recent form, including a two-game losing streak and a middling offensive output, suggests they may not be as formidable as their position suggests. The Sharks, with nothing to lose, could capitalize on this vulnerability. Considering the high potential return on the Sharks’ moneyline bet due to their underdog status, and the historical head-to-head data that shows the Sharks’ ability to cover the spread against the Wild, a bet on San Jose offers a high-risk but high-reward opportunity that could pay off for bettors looking for value in an unpredictable game.

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +275 (BetMGM)

San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild Player Prop Picks

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

San Jose Sharks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Mikael Granlund Points 0.5 7/10 -150 +120 1.0 0.99