Penguins vs Sharks NHL Spread & Game Preview

Penguins vs Sharks NHL Spread & Game Preview

Written by on January 15, 2019

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their road trip through the Western Conference on Tuesday night when they take on the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have been one of the top teams in the West while Pittsburgh has regained it’s best form in the East. Which tough NHL squad takes it in Tuesday’s most competitive matchup?

Penguins vs Sharks NHL Spread & Game Preview

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:00 pm ET
  • Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Pittsburgh / San Jose
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: San Jose -147
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6.5

Why Pittsburgh Penguins are a good bet +125?

Pittsburgh had been on a tear, winning 6 in a row before losing 2-3 to Chicago. They bounced out of the loss with a couple of other victories, 5-1 over Florida and 7-4 against Anaheim.

Although the L.A. Kings beat the Pens 5-2 in their last, Pittsburgh should bounce back on Tuesday night against San Jose. The Penguins are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and bring a healthy squad to the battle in Northern California. They have a big shot at the upset.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 32.8
  • Power Plays: 25.8%
  • Face-Offs: 49.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 32.7
  • Penalty Kills: 84.8%
  • Shutouts: 5

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet -145?

Are the Sharks a safe NHL odds pick for Tuesday night?

The Sharks have an incredible 16-4-2 home record. Not only is San Jose almost unbeatable at home, but they’ve also been on fire, winning 6 in a row. Some of the more impressive wins were 3-2 at Vegas, 7-2 over Edmonton, and 5-2 over Tampa Bay.

San Jose won’t be intimidated by the 2015 and 2016 Stanley Cup Champions. They’ll do enough to get the victory over the Penguins on January 15.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 34.5
  • Power Plays: 24.6%
  • Face-Offs: 50.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 28.1
  • Penalty Kills: 84.3%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Penguins vs Sharks

  • Pittsburgh is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-2 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of San Jose’s last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh

Penguins vs Sharks Final NHL Betting Analysis

Pittsburgh’s been about as good as any team in the National Hockey League. The Penguins are not only 6-1 on the road, but they’re also 10-2 in their last 12 overall. To beat Pittsburgh, you must be on top of your game.

San Jose’s definitely on top of their game. They handled a quality team like Edmonton with ease. They even put a beating onto the Tamp Bay Lightning. However, the Penguins don’t often lose two in a row. They figure to pick themselves up after the Kings loss. Too bad for San Jose it will be at the Sharks’ expense.

NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +125

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