Last year the Vegas Golden Knights made history and a lot of fans along the way as a first-year expansion team. In fact, Vegas made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. Among the Golden Knights victims along the way were the San Jose Sharks. San Jose went down to Vegas in a six-game series. This year the Sharks edged out the Golden Knights for second place in the Pacific Division. As a result, San Jose got home ice advantage in the NHL betting online playoff rematch. Yet gamblers considered this one of the most even matchups of the first round.
San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Western Conference Playoffs
Date and Time: Tuesday, 16th April 2019
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada and SAP Center, San Jose, California
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Sharks||+1½ (-220)||6½ (EV)||+135|
|Golden Knights||-1½ (+180)||6½ (-120)||+120|
Sharks vs. Golden Knights TV Coverage: Check Listings
San Jose Sharks
San Jose had a particularly ugly end to their season. Yet gamblers considered this series with Vegas a virtual toss up in the first round. Vegas has taken a 2-1 series lead after dropping the first game 5-2 at San Jose. Following that loss was a 5-3 listo
Vegas win the Shark Tank in game two. Game three saw Golden Knights center Paul Stastny score the hattrick in a 6-3 win in Sin City.
Vegas Golden Knights
Of great concern heading into the series was the health of Vegas goaltender Marc Andre Fleury. His lower body issues kept him out of the lineup for most of the games at the end of the regular season. While Fleury was able to answer the bell, he has not been up to the same level as last year. So too did the marque man of the Golden Knights post a save percentage of .897 after the first three games of the series.
However, San Jose’s goaltending has been absolutely abysmal so far. Martin Jones has a miserable save percentage of just .849 with a 5.23 goals against average. In turn Aaron Dell had to relieve Jones in game two due to poor performance.
Late San Jose has shown good NHL betting online value on the road. In their last 15 games on enemy ice the Sharks have gotten the money a total of nine times. Only two of their last seven away games have gone over the total. By contrast the Golden Knights have been in the red at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas has come away with the cash in only eight of their last 18 games at home. Seven of the Golden Knights last nine home games have one over the total.
The Sharks and Golden Knights have split their last six meetings with four of those six games clearing the sports betting total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the Golden Knights have the vastly superior firepower. Mark Stone already has six goals in the first three games. Additionally, Max Pacioretty has been an NHL betting online asset with two goals and four assists. On the contrary the poor finish to the regular season by San Jose has proven to be quite a tell.
Sharks vs. Golden Knights NHL Betting Online Picks
On the whole Vegas is the more complete team.
Sharks vs. Golden Knights NHL Betting Online Series Pick: Vegas Golden Knights
Catch highlights of the Golden Knights game three win over San Jose!