San Jose Sharks Odds
A rabid Bay Area fanbase has been behind the San Jose Sharks since they joined the NHL in 1991.
A Presidents’ Trophy win in 2008 and a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2016 have been the primary rewards, and their high-scoring big three of Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture have the Sharks trending upwards again—just in time for the 2022 ballot measure that could bring legal sports betting to California.
Here’s an overview of San Jose Sharks betting in California, from the latest Sharks lines to why they should be among California hockey’s best bets.
Tonight’s Sharks odds
Here are the latest San Jose Sharks game lines, including moneylines, puck lines and totals for any upcoming Sharks action.
Sharks Stanley Cup odds
Here are the latest San Jose Sharks betting odds on the Sharks to make the playoffs, win their division, make the Stanley Cup Finals or win it all.
Timo Meier prop, MVP odds
Meier could be a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy in the near future. Check his nightly and season props odds right here.
Best San Jose Sharks betting sites
There is no legal or regulated sports betting in CA just yet. Therefore, live sportsbooks and online betting apps are not allowed. But with at least one sports betting measure on the November 2022 election ballot, they should be coming soon.
In the meantime, all three neighboring states to California offer legal and regulated sports betting, and therefore the chance to bet on San Jose Sharks hockey now. That means you can bet on the Sharks whenever you travel to Nevada, Oregon or Arizona.
Basic bets for Sharks games
Conventional Sharks game betting involves locking in bets on the moneyline, puck line or totals line at the currently posted odds. Moneyline bets are about picking outright winners, while puck line bets force you to factor in a point spread. Then, totals bets involve over/unders on the total combined score.
You might find the San Jose Sharks are -150 moneyline favorites over the +125 underdog Anaheim Ducks at BetMGM Sportsbook. That means bets on the Sharks moneyline pay $100 for every $150 bet, plus your bet back if the Sharks win. It also means bets on the Ducks pay $125 for every $100 bet, plus your bet back if the Ducks win.
That means you might also find the Sharks are -1.5 (+155) puck line underdogs against the +1.5 (-205) Ducks at DraftKings Sportsbook. As you can see, the 1.5-goal puck line flips the script on the odds. The 1.5-goal puck line at these odds means bets on the Sharks puck line pay $155 for every $100 bet, plus your bet back if the Sharks win by two goals or more. It also means bets on the Ducks pay $100, for every $205 bet, plus your bet back, if the Ducks win outright or lose by just a single goal.
Typically, sportsbooks will also have a 5.5-goal over/under line on a Sharks/Ducks game like this one. The odds will most likely be an even -110 on both sides of this bet. That means you’ll win $100 for every $110 you bet on either side. Six goals hit the over; five goals make the under a winner.
Sharks prop bets and futures
Going a little beyond the basics is just as easy. You can bet on team and player stats through props and full season prospects via futures.
- Goalscorer: Bet on a player to score any time
- Assists Line: Bet an over/under on a player’s total assists
- Points Line: Bet an over/under on a player’s total points
- Saves Line: Bet an over/under on a goalie’s total saves
Popular Sharks futures available at sportsbooks like BetMGM, FanDuel and DraftKings include:
- The Sharks to win the Pacific Division (regular season)
- The Sharks to win the Western Conference (playoffs)
- The Sharks to win the Stanley Cup
Sharks odds in California vs. Vegas odds
Most game lines start out the same at NHL betting sites everywhere. However, they might change before the opening faceoff because of heavy betting on one side or the other. The thing is, that line will change only at the sportsbook where that money is bet.
That’s why you might ultimately see one Sharks line on an online sportsbook in Arizona and another elsewhere for the same game. The big local fanbase the Sharks enjoy in the Bay Area will drive local betting once legal and regulated sports betting comes to the state. That means a bigger chance Sharks lines will move at sportsbooks in California than at those elsewhere.
Sharks home arena
- Home Arena: SAP Center at San Jose (originally San Jose Arena)
- Address: 525 West Santa Clara Street
- Location: San Jose, California
- Owner: City of San Jose
- Operator: San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises
- Hockey Capacity: 17,562
- Opened: Sept. 7, 1993
- Construction Cost: $162.5 million
- Other Tenants: San Jose Barracuda (AHL, since 2015) Bay Area Panthers (IFL, since 2022)
- Previous Home: The Cow Palace (1991-1993)
Who are the Sharks broadcasters?
NBC Sports California broadcasts the majority of the Sharks’ regular-season games, with the remainder televised nationally on ESPN. The former broadcast features play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn with color analyst Bret Hedican, plus Drew Remenda for select games.
Live game audio broadcasts also stream on the Sharks Audio Network via the Sharks+SAP Center App presented by Western Digital and online at sjsharks.com/listen. The audio broadcast features play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky and color analysts Scott Hannan and Drew Remenda. Brett Hedican and Mark Smith are on hand for select games.
Sharks franchise leaders
Here’s a look at some of the Sharks’ franchise leaders:
- Goals: Patrick Marleau – 522
- Assists: Joe Thornton – 804
- Points: Patrick Marleau – 1,111
- Penalty Minutes: Jeff Odgers – 1,001
- Points Per Game Avg: Joe Thornton – 0.96
- Hat Tricks: Jonathan Cheechoo – 9
- Save Percentage: Antti Niemi – 0.917
- Shutouts: Evgeni Nabokov – 50
By the numbers: The San Jose Sharks
- Franchise Value: $625 million
- Owners/Paid: Hasso Plattner paid $147 million for the team in 2002.
- Building Naming Rights: Software company SAP, co-founded by Sharks owner Hasso Plattner, inked a five-year $3.35 million per year naming rights deal and renamed the rink “SAP Center at San Jose” in 2013.
- Stanley Cup Wins: Zero, though they did make a Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2016.
- Sharks Numbers Retired: The San Jose Sharks have not retired any numbers, but the first will likely be that of Owen Nolan, Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau.
- Most Consecutive 30 Goal Seasons: Dany Heatley had five consecutive 30-goal seasons from 2005-06 through 2009-10, the last of which was in San Jose. Patrick Marleau had four straight 30-goal seasons from 2008-09 through 2011–12, all with San Jose.
- 2021-22 Highest Paid Sharks Player: Erik Karlsson at $14.5 million.
- Richest Sharks Contract: Erik Karlsson signed an eight-year, $92 million contract in 2019.
- Most Points in a Single Sharks Season: 114 – Joe Thornton (2006–07).
- Most Goals in a Single Game: 5 – Timo Meier (2021-22).