San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights: Series Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
San Jose Sharks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Preview

With a brilliant sweep of the Los Angeles King in the 1st round of the NHL online betting playoffs, the league’s newest team has extended their historic run one step further. So, in the San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights series, everyone is dying to know how the Knights will fare. Let’s take a look at what kind of matchup the sports parlay odds are predicting for Game 1 of this series.

San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Thursday, April 26th   

Series: Game 1

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada


Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Online Betting Odds:

Sharks +1½ (-255) 5 (-115) +125
Golden Knights -1½ (+215) 5 (-105) -145
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San Jose Sharks

Although the NHL online betting odds aren’t favoring San Jose in Game 1, the Sharks are coming off a pretty impressive sweep themselves. Specifically, San Jose manhandled the Anaheim Ducks in 4-game. In fact, Game 4’s 2-1 finish was the closest Anaheim came to challenging the Sharks. In the other games of the series, we saw San Jose deliver 8-1 or 3-0 finishes. Now, heading into Las Vegas, the Sharks will be looking to make a statement right off the bat. If San Jose can upset the Golden Knights in Game 1 or 2, they’ll find themselves in a favorable position when the series heads to San Jose.

Players to Watch: Joe Pavelski (1 G, 4 A, 5 PTS), Logan Couture (2 G, 3 A, 5 PTS), and Evander Kane (3 G, 1 A, 4 PTS).

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights have to be ecstatic about their club’s performance in the 1st round of the playoffs. Facing the Los Angeles Kings, Vegas managed to go undefeated through 4 very tough games. The Kings came close to upsetting the Golden Knights several times, but Vegas showed grit and poise that is unheard of in an expansion team. Will Vegas make history by becoming the 1st expansion team to win the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season? It’s hard to tell. However, it looks like the odds are predicting they’ll at least get past the Sharks.

Players to Watch: Reilly Smith (0 G, 3 A, 3 PTS), William Karlsson (1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS), and James Neal (1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS).

San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions


  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 12 of San Jose’s last 18 games
  • Vegas is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Vegas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 15 of Vegas’s last 22 games
San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Picks

So which team should sportsbook betting players favor in Game 1 of the San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights series? All in all, it’s looking like the Golden Knights are the safer bet. Although both teams come in with a good deal of momentum, Vegas will get the home field advantage. Taking Vegas straight up can be a decent option in this matchup. Sign up now to make this NHL postseason bet!

Score Prediction: 3-2 Vegas. The Golden Knights hang on at home.