Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Penguins Odds
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2016 Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1
Date: Monday, May 30th 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -151
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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The Stanley Cup is set.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will represent the East, while the San Jose Sharks will represent the West.
This matchup features two teams with very similar style, as both teams also have the ability to steal any given road game.
San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks offense played the difference maker in their series with the Blues.
The Sharks tallied 11 goals over the last 2 games as they stole one on the road and shut the series down in San Jose. Joel Pavelski has been the go to guy for this Sharks offense.
He’s put in 4 goals over the past 3 games for San Jose and has been a threat all postseason long.
They’ve also proven they can steal a road game at any time.
San Jose is the best road team in the NHL, as they sit with a record of 28-10-2-1.
Martin Jones plays a giant role in that record. Nothing easy gets past Jones. The biggest key for him is limiting the rebound chances.
He’s done a great job of that all postseason long as he covers the puck up, not giving anything on the doorstep for the opposition.
The Penguins road to the Stanley Cup has been tough.
They had to go through the best team in the NHL in the Capitals and then got taken to 7 games by the Lightning. That also includes them stealing Game 6 on the road to stave off elimination.
While Sydney Crosby has been getting all the highlights and attention, it’s been Phil Kessel who has flown under the radar. Kessel and his line have been the biggest threat for the Pens all postseason long and the most productive.
Matt Murray has also been a giant difference maker.
The Penguins goalie sits 11-4 in the playoffs, and was about as clutch as possible in the Game 6 and Game 7 wins over Tampa Bay.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Sharks are 10-1 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
- Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games.
Free San Jose Sharks vs.Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Prediction
With this being Game 1, both teams will be tentative early on.
Not allowing that early goal and losing momentum is crucial.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 5.5
With how good both goalies are, this game has the feeling of a possession game, with neither team allowing many counter attacks.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Pittsburgh Penguins 2- San Jose Sharks 1
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