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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1
(3-3) Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks (3-3)
Date: Tuesday April 23rd
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Golden Knights -107 | Sharks -121
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Sharks -1½ +230
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Thanks to two straight wins for the San Jose Sharks, this first round series is heading to a 7th and final game at the SAP Center in San Jose. With all the momentum in the Sharks’ favor, this should be an exciting conclusion to a wild series.
Vegas Golden Knights
After having so much success offensively in the first four games, the Golden Knights really struggled in the past two. VGK scored just three goals in the past two games, including just one on Sunday night in the double-OT loss.
After scoring 16 goals in the team’s three wins, nothing has gone right on offense. Despite getting 59 shots on Sunday night, the team simply couldn’t capitalize on its chances. The power play didn’t work either, with VGK missing out on all three man-up opportunities, including the one in 2OT which resulted in the Sharks’ game-winner.
The scoring opportunities are — and will be — there, but the Golden Knights have to find a way to convert them into goals. Otherwise, San Jose will move on after being down 3-1 in the series.
San Jose Sharks
The past two games, both Sharks’ victories, have felt like part of a completely different series. Sure, Sunday night was a rock fight, with the team’s second goal coming in the second overtime, but game five was a huge offensive night for them.
Five goals in game five resulted in a pretty easy win for San Jose, but it was the defense and goaltending in game six that got the job done. After a horrendous series, goaltender Martin Jones found his groove over the past two games, giving up just three total goals on 91 shots.
Also, you have to give a lot of credit to Tomas Hertl, who’s been huge offensively for the Sharks. He basically guaranteed that there would be a game seven, and then made sure of it by scoring a shorthanded game-winner on Sunday night. If he gets scoring opportunities on Tuesday, watch out, because he’s clearly hungry and ready to carry the Sharks into the next round.
NHL Betting Trends:
- VEG is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of VEG last 5 games
- VEG is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
- Over is 11-5-1 in SJ last 17 vs. Pacific
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings
Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction:
San Jose has all the momentum right now, and with the series returning to the SAP Center, I like the Sharks’ chances to close out the series. After being down 3-1, San Jose will complete the comeback and move on to the second round.
4* Free NHL Playoff Betting Pick: OVER 6
Sure, game six went under, but six of the last eight meetings between these two teams have gone over. I’ll take the Over in this one, in what should be a back-and-forth game.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Vegas 3 – San Jose 4
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