Sharks vs Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Game 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Sharks vs Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Game 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on April 13, 2019

The San Jose Sharks travel to Las Vegas to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday tied 1-1. Vegas put away San Jose 5-3 in Game 2. Which team takes the 2-1 series lead? Check out NHL Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Sharks-Golden Knights Game 3!

Sharks vs Golden Knights NHL Playoffs Game 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win at +130

San Jose might have lost Game 2, but they’re good enough to pick themselves up on the road in Game 3. The Sharks finished the regular season as one of the better road teams in NHL.

San Jose went 21-16-3-1 in away games. That’s 3 overtime losses and a shootout loss. Even if you add the overtime losses and shootout loss to their overall record, San Jose still finished at 21-20, a winning road record. They’ll make the necessary adjustments to challenge Vegas on Sunday.

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

Why Vegas Golden Knights are a good bet to win -150

In the 5-3 Game 2 win over San Jose, Vegas appeared to get their feet underneath them. The Golden Knights looked fantastic when dominating San Jose after the first period.

The end of period one saw the Golden Knights and Sharks tied 3-3. Vegas made a few key adjustments in the next two periods to outscore the Sharks 1-0 in each. The Golden Knights ended up winning by 2. Those adjustments could lead to another Vegas victory on April 14.

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: 2

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

  • Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games
  • Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog
  • Sharks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vegas
  • Golden Knights are 21-4 in their last 25 Sunday night games
  • Golden Knights are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win
  • Golden Knights are 7-3 in their last 10 home games

Sharks vs Golden Knights Game 3 Betting Analysis

Although San Jose pulled out a 5-2 win in Game 1, Vegas turned the tables big time in Game 2. They made the necessary adjustments after that first period to set the tone for this Game 3 in Las Vegas.

The thing about home ice in the NHL is that some teams really use it to their advantage. Vegas is one of those squads. The Golden Knights went a stunning 24-12-3-2 at home during the regular season. It’s stunning because the Sin City team had a bad first half before picking it up in the second half.

San Jose is a quality squad and they should push Vegas for another period, but at the end, Vegas takes this. The Golden Knights significantly tightened on the defensive end of the ice in the Game 2 win. It’s hard to see how the Sharks adjust enough to pull off the upset in Game 3.

NHL Playoffs Free Pick: Golden Knights -150
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