NHL Playoffs Betting Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, California
When: Tuesday April 23rd at 10:00 PM ET
Money Line: San Jose -115
BookMaker has the San Jose Sharks listed as -115 money line favorites over the Vegas Golden Knights. The San Jose Sharks enter this game with a record of 49-30-9 and have lost three of their last five games, but have won two games in a row to tie the series up after being down 1-3.
The Vegas Golden Knights enter this game with a record of 46-34-8 and have won three of their last five games, but have now lost two games in a row. Let’s take a closer look at these two team and we’ll start with the underdog Vegas Golden Knights.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights are 46-34-8 overall and 20-22-2 on the road. The Vegas Golden Knights have lost all the momentum of the series after being up 3-1 and have lost two games in a row. Vegas is 46-34-8 overall, 20-22-2 on the road and 4-12-1 as an underdog this season.
Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone are tied for the team lead in points with 10. Max Pacioretty, Paul Stastny and Shea Theodore are tied for the team lead in assists with 6 apiece. Mark Stone leads the team in goals with 6. Marc-Andre Fleury is 3-3 with a .912 save % and is allowing 2.47 goals per game in the playoffs.
Vegas is averaging 3.07 goals per game which ranks 13th in the NHL. They are averaging 34.33 shots per game which ranks 1st in the NHL. They are averaging 0.55 power play goals per game which is tied for 17th in the NHL. They are averaging 2.94 power play chances per game which is tied for 13th in the NHL.
The Golden Knights are allowing 2.82 goals per game which ranks 11th in the NHL.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are 49-30-9 overall and 27-12-5 at home. The San Jose Sharks have fought their way back from a 1-3 deficit to tie it up and force a game 7 at home. San Jose is 49-30-9 overall, 27-12-5 at home and 41-25-9 as a favorite.
Erik Karlsson leads the team in points and assists with 7 and 7 assists. Tomas Hertl leads the team in goals with 5. Martin Jones is 3-2 with a .906 save % and is allowing 3.23 goals per game in the playoffs.
San Jose is averaging 3.49 goals per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL. They are averaging 32.86 shots per game which ranks 10th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.69 power play goals per game which ranks 6th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.01 power-play chances per game which ranks 11th in the NHL.
The Sharks are allowing 3.20 goals per game which ranks 21st in the NHL.
San Jose gets the win in game 7
The Sharks have all the momentum in the series and get game 7 at home in this series. San Jose is 5-5 in their last ten match-ups with Vegas while the Golden Knights are outscoring the Sharks by an average of 3.90 to 2.80 in those games. The Sharks are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Golden Knights while Vegas is outscoring San Jose by an average of 2.67 to 2.33 in those contests. I look for San Jose to keep the momentum going with a game 7 win at home over the Golden Knights. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.