It’ not very often than a single goal can change an entire series, but you have to say that the OT winner for the Sharks in Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final may just have that effect. After all, had it been the Penguins who had nabbed the game winner, you would be looking at this game as a potential sweep for Pittsburgh. As it is, the Sharks now have a chance to tie the series up before heading back on the road for Game 5 later in the week. The funny thing is that the opening 3 games of the series have not been the high-scoring affairs that many people expected from these two, but they have been incredibly tight. All 3 games have been decided by a single goal, and two of them had to go to OT to be decided. I still think that there is a shootout coming in this series, and this may well be the game where we see it. You can keep up to date with the NHL betting lines for this one.
Inside Scoop on the Pittsburgh st San Jose Stanley Cup Betting Odds Pick Game 3 & TV Info
Why Bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins
If they were being totally honest, the Penguins will have told you that they headed to San Jose with the goal of getting a split in Games 3 and 4. Doing so would mean that they would be able to head back home with a chance to wrap things up and hoist the Stanley Cup in Game 5. While they will be disappointed not to have picked up that much wanted win in the last game, they still have a very good shot at getting the desired spilt. The Penguins may not be lighting things up offensively in the Final, but what they are getting at the moment is balanced scoring. Everyone is chipping in with the goals and assists, which bodes well for this team moving forward.
Why Bet on the San Jose Sharks
This is something of a tough spot for the Sharks to be in. Yes, they hauled themselves back into things with that massive 3-2 OT win in Game 3, but the pressure is still very much on heading into this one. Nothing more than a win will do here, and that makes you wonder how they are going to go about playing this one. Are they going to come out and go for the jugular early, or are they going to sit back and play a patient waiting game? I think they will come out with guns blazing as they try to put some pressure on the visiting Penguins.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Sharks have spent most of this series chasing the Penguins and coming from behind, and that luck has to eventually run out. I think they will open things up in Game 4, and they will get punished for doing so.
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