Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Sharks Odds
Looking for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks free hockey picks? NHL betting sees the Sharks taking on the Penguins on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all 2016 Stanley Cup Finals matchups throughout the playoffs so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
2016 Stanley Cup Finals: Game 3
Date: Saturday, June 4 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -140, Pens +122
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 +190
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Prob. Goalies: Jones (SJ) | Murray (PIT)
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This series could have gone either way through the first two games.
However, a late goal in Game 1 combined with an overtime win in Game 2 sees the Penguins up 2-0 with the series heading back to San Jose.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose knows what could have been even had they stole just one of those games in Pittsburgh.
The good news for them is that they have had plenty of success at home this postseason. They won all 4 games in San Jose and then took care of business against the Blues for the most part, especially in Game 6.
With their backs against the wall here, this is almost considered a must win for them.
Joe Pavelski is going to be a key here in Game 3. He hasn’t served much of a purpose in the first two games, posting no points in either. In Game 1 he did post a -1, which has been very unorthodox for him.
He’ll need to be the leader and put this team on his back if the Sharks have any hope.
San Jose has conceded over 2.5 goals per game at home. Martin Jones has been stellar this series overall, but has allowed a pair of series changing goals late.
Pittsburgh has been about as clutch as any team can get in the postseason.
Time and time again the Penguins have came up huge late in regulation or in overtime. That’s been the story here in the first two games as the Penguins have gotten goals from Nick Bonino and Conor Sheary.
The goal scorers describe this postseason for Pittsburgh as well. While the stars like Crosby and Letang have had their moments, there have been plenty of other Penguins who have stepped up in the clutch.
Matt Murray has been another guy to step up. After he took over following the injury to Fleury, he has been dominant in the postseason.
With a 13-4 postseason record now, Murray continues to be a game changer as he has came up huge down the stretch of games to keep the Penguins tied.
Teams that have gone up 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals have gone 44-5 in the series.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Penguins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 Stanley Cup Finals games.
- Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
- Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Sharks are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Sharks are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Prediction
This is pretty much an all or nothing game for the Sharks.
2-1 is obviously highly different than 3-0. Given how good the Sharks have defended their home ice, this is a spot for them to get right back into this series.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose Sharks ML and OVER the number
San Jose feeds off the home crowd and gets a few early goals to set the tone, making this a 2-1 Stanley Cup Finals.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 – San Jose Sharks 5
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