Two squads that’ve positioned themselves squarely in the playoff picture, the San Jose Sharks and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights collide at T-Mobile Arena in a divisional showdown. The matchup will get going at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, and fans at home are able to catch it live on NBC Sports California.
San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Each side currently has an identical -110 moneyline in this one, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -120 under, +100 over.
Vegas is 13-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 9.8 units this season. Of the teams 20 games this season, 12 have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 8-1 SU at home so far this year.
The Golden Knights have converted on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 23rd overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.1 percent of all penalties.
The Golden Knights, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.6 times per game overall this season, 3.6 per game over their past five outings total, and 4.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties for just 6.9 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall.
Sporting a .873 save percentage and 22.5 saves per game, Maxime Lagace (five wins, six losses, and one OT loss) has been the top option in goal for Vegas this year. If the Knights decide to give him the evening off, however, Vegas could go with Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
The Knights will continue seeking offensive production from David Perron and William Karlsson. Perron (19 points) has put up six goals and 13 assists and has recorded two or more points in five different games this year. Karlsson has 10 goals and eight assists to his credit and has recorded a point in 11 contests.
Over on the other bench, San Jose is 11-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 20 regular season matches, 15 of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and just one has pushed. The Sharks are 5-2 SU as the road team this season.
The Sharks have converted on just 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked second overall and it’s successfully killed off 89.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
San Jose’s players have been whistled for penalties 3.8 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their past five games. The team has had to kill penalties just 8.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Martin Jones (25.1 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for San Jose. Jones owns a 9-6-1 record, while registering a .929 save percentage and 2.03 goals against average this year.
Logan Couture (11 goals, six assists) will pace the attack for the visiting Sharks.
San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Under
- Vegas has averaged 4.3 goals per game (while giving up just 2.0) across its three-game win streak.
- Six of Vegas last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 4-2 overall in those games.