Playoffs started in NHL and the latest game tonight is between San Jose and Anaheim. They played 4 games this season and San Jose beat Anaheim in 3 of them. But at the end of the season, Anaheim found their momentum and if they can bring this here, I think we have better team with Anaheim tonight.
Anaheim lost only 2 games in last 11 games in a regular season. They finished with the record of 44-38 and at home with the record 26-15. They score 2.9 goals per game and allow 2.6. At home they are even stronger, where they allow only 2.5 goals per game and at the same time score 3.1.
San Jose on the other side is 45-37 to the season, but they are going on the road in this game and they have losing road record (20-21), where they score 2.8 goals per game and allow 3.
According to my projections, I give Anaheim 62.79% of chance to win this game. My fair odds are Anaheim -169 (1.59) and San Jose +169 (2.69). Bitcoinrush has Anaheim at -140 (1.71) and the odds already dropped on the Ducks, but there is still small value.
Both teams have good goalies and according to latest information John Gibson could be in the net for Anaheim. But anyway even if he doesn’t start, they have one of the best two goalies in the league.
I am going with Anaheim here, because I think they found their momentum at the right time and we have one strong home team against a team that has losing record on the road. I don’t see any advantage in the net, we also know that those two teams know each other and those small things could be the key.
Note also that San Jose is still playing without Joe Thornton, who is big miss for them since January. Without him and especially without his experience San Jose is definitely weaker them.
Play Anaheim -140 (Bitcoinrush)