Golden Knights vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Golden Knights vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on April 18, 2019

The Vegas Golden Knights travel up the Pacific Coast Highway to battle the San Jose Sharks in the key Game 5 of their best-of-seven series on Thursday night. Will San Jose stop the bleeding after 3 straight losses? Or, will Vegas close the door on their rivals? Check out NHL Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Golden Knights-Sharks Game 3!

Golden Knights vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

  • When: Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Sap Center, San Jose, CA
  • TV: NBCSN
  • Radio: Sharks / Golden Knights
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Sharks -125

Why Vegas Golden Knights are a good bet to win at +105?

Vegas looked horrible in their first match in the first round series, losing 2-5, but since then the Golden Knights have dominated. They beat San Jose 5-3 in the next match.In Game 3, Vegas destroyed the Sharks 6-3, then in Game 4 they held San Jose to 0 goals in a massive 5-0 beat down. Vegas is on a roll right now. They’ve got a real good shot of continuing that roll on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.0
  • Shots For: 34.3
  • Power Plays: 16.8%
  • Face-Offs: 50.4%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 29.3
  • Penalty Kills: 80.9%
  • Shutouts: 1

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win at -125?

The San Jose Sharks have looked awful in the last 3 games in this series, but there’s a chance San Jose turns it around on April 18. The Sharks battle the Vegas Golden Knights at home in this matchup.San Jose went 26-12-3-2 during the regular season at home. Not only that, but the favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Sharks can turn the tables on the Golden Knights in Game 5.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.5
  • Shots For: 33
  • Power Plays: 23.7%
  • Face-Offs: 50.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 28.3
  • Penalty Kills: 80.8%
  • Shutouts: 4

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks

  • Golden Knights are 7-1 in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games
  • Golden Knights are 10-3 in their last 13 following a win
  • Golden Knights are 1-5 in their last 6 road games
  • Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games
  • Sharks are 3-7 in their last 10 home games
  • Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game

Golden Knights vs Sharks Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis

Sometimes, one team in a best-of-seven series ends up figuring out the other team. No matter what adjustments the other team makes, it doesn’t matter. No adjustments can stop the better team’s momentum.That’s the case in this series. San Jose lost Game 2 3-5 and made adjustments in Game 3. That didn’t work. So, they made adjustments in Game 4. That most definitely didn’t work. Vegas is the better squad. San Jose knows this, which is why they’ve played worse since the Game 2 loss, not any better. The Golden Knights should send the Sharks out of the NHL Playoffs on April 18.NHL Free Pick: Golden Knights +105
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