The San Jose Sharks look to avoid elimination at T-Mobile Arena in Game 6 of the postseason’s first round. The match gets underway at 8 ET on Sunday, April 21, and it’s being shown live on .
San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.
San Jose is 48-39 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 87 regular season matches, 50 of its games have gone over the total, while 34 have gone under and just three have pushed. The Sharks are 21-22 SU as the road team in 2018-19.
After sporting the sixth-best power-play unit in the regular season (scoring on 23.2 percent of all chances), the Sharks have connected on 17.4 percent of their postseason power play chances.
The Sharks’ offense attempted 32.9 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.5 goals per outing (ranked second overall in the NHL). In the postseason, the team is maintaining an average of 31.0 shots on goal 3.2 goals per game.
Averaging 24.2 saves per game with a .895 save percentage, Martin Jones (39-28-5) has been the top option in goal for San Jose this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, San Jose might turn to Aaron Dell (11-16-4), who has a .884 save percentage and 3.19 goals against average this year.
On the other side of the ice, Vegas is 46-41 straight up (SU) and has lost 13.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 42 of its contests have gone under the total, while 41 have gone over and just four have pushed. This year, the team’s 26-17 SU at home.
The Golden Knights have converted on just 18.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.0 percent of all penalties.
Marc-Andre Fleury has stopped 26.2 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Golden Knights. Fleury has 38 wins, 28 losses, and five OT losses to his name and has recorded a 2.53 goals against average and a .913 save percentage this season.
San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in four of their past five outings.
- Two clubs that attempt a lot of shots on goal, San Jose has taken the league’s sixth-most shots on goal (32.9) while Vegas’s attempted the second-most (34.0).
- Over San Jose’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-5 in those games).
- Including the regular season, the Golden Knights have tallied the second-most hits per game in the NHL (28.4), but the team’s averaged 38.6 over their past five games as the home team.