The Sharks won the first three games of this series and it is looking a lot like last year in NHL gambling when San Jose beat the Red Wings in five games.
Hockey betting odds in this series have been pretty tight for every game with the home team a slight favorite. Each game in this series has been decided late and two of the games have gone into overtime.
Even though the Sharks have more wins in this series, every game has been close. Before this series began the NHL gambling odds were virtually a pick on which team would advance but now the odds heavily favor San Jose.
The Sharks have definitely had a lot of success in the past couple of years against Detroit and maybe this is the year that San Jose makes it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
This year’s NHL playoffs have seen the road teams win more than half of the time so the Red Wings definitely have a chance to get a road win. Detroit has played well enough for this series to be tied but for some reason the Sharks simply have Detroit’s number.
The Sharks have won 13 of the last 20 games between the two teams and in the last two years the numbers are even more tilted towards San Jose as they have won 11 of the last 14 matchups.
The first three games of this series in NHL betting all went under the total but Game 4 in Detroit did go over. The total in 19 of the last 20 meetings between the teams has been 5.5 and that is the number you can expect to see on Sunday night in hockey betting odds.
Both goaltenders in this series have played very well but Antti Niemi is the one with most of the victories as the Sharks lead the series. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard has played just as well but in the big moments the Sharks have made most of the plays.
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