From the moment they arrived in the NHL as an expansion franchise in 1991, the San Jose Sharks were a success story. With their sleek teal uniforms and caricature shark logo, they were a hit with the kids. And it didn't take long for them to be a hit on the ice.
San Jose made its first playoff appearance in 1993-94, the Sharks' third season, winning more games that campaign 33) than they had in their first two seasons combined (28). They even won their first playoff series that spring, stunning the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings in seven games.
San Jose Sharks Betting Lines Today
Ready to put some money down on the Sharks? Look below to find out who they play next and don't forget to reference the game odds. It's an essential first step in the betting process.
You will find all of the San Jose Sharks scores as well as their schedule of upcoming games right here.
One thing to keep in mind when wagering on Sharks games is that they are traditionally one of the NHL's better road teams. The Sharks won at least 20 games on the road eight times between 2006-07 and 2015-16.
San Jose Sharks Standings Right Now
The up-to-the-minute San Jose Sharks standings are right here and the Sharks are a perennial contender for the Pacific Division. You can pretty much pencil the Sharks in for at least 40 wins each season and go from there.
The Sharks play a simple, cautious game and seldom give the other team a lot of high-end scoring chances, so the under is always a good bet in Sharks games.
How To Win At San Jose Sharks Betting
One thing that has kept the Sharks consistently running among the big dogs in the NHL is their astute scouting and solid feeder system. As the core ages, San Jose has displayed a knack for finding new blood ready to step in and pick up the slack, whether that is accomplished via the NHL entry draft, or by the trade route.
With their solid, structured system of play, the Sharks are very rarely blown out of games. They keep it tight and play it close to the vest, since they aren't a club that is blessed with depth of scoring among their forward group. This is a fact of life that is vital to keep in mind when wagering on Sharks games if you are prone to betting on the total. Don't expect a lot of high-scoring contests when they are one of the two teams on the ice.