San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Pick - Odds and Predictions
Each of these Pacific Division rivals cruised into this series with four-game sweeps in their opening round matchups. The Sharks outscored Anaheim 16-4 over the four games of that series, but they came up empty against Vegas in Thursday’s conference semifinal opener in a lopsided 7-0 loss as +141 road underdogs. The total went OVER the 5-goal line after staying UNDER or ending as a PUSH in three of their previous four contests.
The trio of Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and Evander Kane were shut down after accounting for six goals, and eight assists against Anaheim and goalie Martin Jones gave up five goals on just 13 shots after allowing four goals in five games in the opening round.
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The Golden Knights have already established themselves as the most successful expansion team in the NHL with 109 total points in the regular season, and they have now made a strong statement in the playoffs. They grinded-out four one-goal victories against the Kings while scoring a combined seven goals. The total stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in all four matchups.
The offense that was missing in that opening series showed up on Thursday night with four goals in the first period alone. Vegas ended the game with seven goals by seven different players. The top star of the night was veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with 33 saves on 33 shots. His goals-against average through five postseason games is a stellar 0.54.
San Jose at Vegas Betting Trends
- San Jose is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games.
- The Sharks are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games against the Golden Knights
- The game total has gone over in 13 of San Jose’s last 19 games.
- Vegas is 3-8 against the spread the in their last 11 games.
- The Golden Knights are 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games against the Sharks.
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San Jose at Vegas Game 2 Prediction 04/28/2018
The Sharks should put up a much better effort in Game 2, but given the roll that Vegas is currently on, I am not about to start betting against the Golden Knights on their home ice.