Golden Knights at Sharks 4/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks
NHL: 10:30 PM EST
Apr. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : SJ -135 Total 6.5
The San Jose Sharks remain at home on Friday and will take on the Vegas Golden Knights in game two of this series. The Sharks beat Vegas 5-2 in the series opener. San Jose had five different players to score in their last game. The Sharks average 3.52 goals per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL.
Martin Jones will take his spot in the goal for the Sharks. Jones made 24 saves on 26 shots in game one of this series. Jones had three shutouts this season and carries a 2.94 goals against average. San Jose allows an average of 3.52 goals per game which ranks 21st in the league.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to right the ship after getting beat up in game one. Vegas made a solid Stanley Cup run last year and will need to figure things out quickly if they want that shot again. Mark Stone scored both of the Golden Knight's goals in their last game. Vegas was out shot in game of the series 33-26.
Marc-Andre Fleury will man his post in the goal for the Golden Knights. Fleury stopped 28 shots in their first game allowing four of the five goals. The Vegas Golden Knights allow an average of 2.78 shots on goal which ranks 10th in the NHL.
Recent Betting Trends:
Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Sharks are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Over is 5-0 in Sharks last 5 home games.
Free Betting Pick: San Jose Sharks -135
The Sharks have been one of the best teams to protect their home ice this season and they showed it again in the playoffs. The Golden Knights are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Vegas ended their regular season with just 3 wins in their last 10 games. Ride the home favorite in this one. Final Score Prediction, San Jose Sharks win 4-2.