The San Jose Sharks will have a tough task on Thursday night when they host the Western Conference leader Minnesota Wild in SAP Center, San Jose, CA on December 9, 2021.
- San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 9/12/2021
- Starting time – 10.30 PM ET
- Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
San Jose Sharks Stats & Form
The San Jose Sharks started a seven-game homestand with a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames snapping a two-game losing streak. The Sharks are currently fourth in the Pacific Division and seventh in the Western Conference with a 14-11-1 record.
Tomas Hertl scored his fourth career hat trick and the San Jose Sharks used a three-goal barrage in the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night. The Pacific Division-leading Flames went up 3-1 early in the second before the Sharks responded with goals from Erik Karlsson, Logan Couture and Hertl to take the lead. The Sharks benched forward Kevin Labanc, who has no points in the last six games and just two even-strength points in 19 games this season.
The Sharks are 6-5-0 in Western Conference games. San Jose averages only 3.3 penalties per game, the fewest in the Western Conference. Jonah Gadjovich leads them averaging 0.5.
San Jose Sharks News
Nikolai Knyzhov and Rudolfs Balcers will miss tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota Wild Stats & Form
The Minnesota Wild are one of the best teams at the moment as they are on a seven-game winning streak which put them on top of the Western Conference with an 18-6-1 record.
After five consecutive home victories, the Wild opened a four-game road trip with a 4-1 win in Edmonton.
Cam Talbot made 38 saves against his former team. Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, Marcus Foligno, Victor Rask and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Wild who are off to the best start in franchise history with 37 points through 25 games.
Minnesota has scored at least four goals in six consecutive games, and its seven-game run is tied with Dallas for the longest active winning streak in the NHL.
The Wild are 11-5-0 against conference opponents. Minnesota ranks third in the league averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Ryan Hartman with 13. Kirill Kaprizov has 30 total points while scoring nine goals and totaling 21 assists for the Wild. Alex Goligoski has eight assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Minnesota Wild News
Only Frederick Gaudreau is out for the Wild for the Thursday night game in San Jose.
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Head-to-Head Stats
San Jose beat Minnesota 4-1 in the last meeting between these teams on November 17. The Wild have won three of the last five against the Sharks. Six of the last eight meetings between these two have gone over 5.5 goals.
San Jose Sharks vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds
The Minnesota Wild are a slight favorite in tonight’s game with the odds for their win at 108 while the Sharks are at 192. The draw is set at 336.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with the odds for over standing at -128 while the under is at 104.
The Minnesota Wild are on a seven-game winning streak and are on top of the Western Conference for a reason. The Sharks are in good form, coming off a win over the Calgary Flames but they will not be able to repeat that against the Wild. Minnesota is a much better team and will prove that on Thursday night.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): 192 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 336 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 108 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Minnesota Wild to win (108 by 22bet)