San Jose entered the NHL as part of the California expansion during the early 1990′s and have yet to win a Stanley Cup. The Sharks have had some quality teams during that time, but they’ve developed a reputation of being an organization that chokes under pressure when the stakes are high. That’s a reputation that no franchise wants to be tagged with, but unfortunately for the Sharks, it’s one they have earned.
Sharks fans would love to see San Jose shed that label and they aren’t shy about backing those hopes with hard earned cash. San Jose Sharks betting lines take a ton of action at sportsbooks each year as fans and bettors are looking to cash in when San Jose finally does turn that corner.
San Jose Sharks Betting Lines Today
You can find betting lines for the San Jose Sharks next game below. The chart lists the moneyline prices for the Sharks and their opponent to aid in your decision making.
San Jose Sharks Schedule And Games Result
The Sharks rack up a lot of air miles throughout the year playing a grinding 82-game schedule. Any team can get burnt out when travel piles on top of stretches like three games in four nights or long, extended road trips. You can navigate through those spots by looking at the San Jose Sharks schedule here.
San Jose Sharks Standings Conference
San Jose may be known as a team that chokes in big games, but to get to those big games a team has to do plenty of winning. You can view where the Sharks sit in this year’s standings below.
|1||Tampa Bay Lightning||128||82||49||16||325||222|
|5||New York Islanders||103||82||37||27||228||196|
|6||San Jose Sharks||101||82||38||27||289||261|
|7||Toronto Maple Leafs||100||82||40||28||286||251|
|12||St. Louis Blues||99||82||36||28||247||223|
|13||Columbus Blue Jackets||98||82||37||31||258||232|
|16||Vegas Golden Knights||93||82||36||32||249||230|
|26||New York Rangers||78||82||23||36||227||272|
|28||Detroit Red Wings||74||82||20||40||227||277|
|29||New Jersey Devils||72||82||24||41||222||275|
|30||Los Angeles Kings||71||82||22||41||202||263|
Betting On The San Jose Sharks
Reputations are always spawned by part perception and part truth, and the sad part for the Sharks is the fact that there is more truth to their “chokers” reputation than perception. Since the mid-2000′s, San Jose has routinely been one of the better regular season teams in the league, only to see those results go up in smoke with numerous early round exits in the playoffs.
Successful NHL bettors have used that knowledge to capitalize on San Jose Sharks betting lines, knowing that a strong regular season by the Sharks will often lead to overpriced moneylines on the Sharks early in the playoffs. Until San Jose sheds that reputation, it’s something you should be able to use in your own NHL handicapping as San Jose tries to reach their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history in the coming years.
Sharks management made a conscious effort after the 2013-14 playoff disappointment (San Jose lost 4-3 in the first round after being up 3-0) to make some drastic changes and develop a younger core. We have yet to see if those are the changes the Sharks needed to shed their reputation, as NHL bettors are almost always in “wait and see” mode with the Sharks.