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Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Playoff Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Betting Picks

The year’s online hockey betting postseason action is just getting started. One of the first matchups available for your viewing pleasure is this Wednesday’s Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks contest. The Golden Knights are coming off a highly successful season but the Sharks were able to find just a little more success this past season. So does this mean that San Jose is the favorite in game 1? Let’s check up on the top online sportsbook odds to find out.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks – Wednesday, April 10th     

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Golden Knights +1½ (-225) 6 (-110) +120
Sharks -1½ (+185) 6 (-110) -140
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Vegas Golden Knights          

The Golden Knights turned in a 43-32-7 record this season to finish 3rd overall in the Pacific Division. Notwithstanding that success, Vegas had a pretty lackluster finish to the season as they went 1-7 in their final 8 games of the year. With that in mind, can online hockey betting players expect Vegas to get off to a slow start here? While it’s clear that Vegas doesn’t bring much momentum into this postseason matchup, they might not need it. This is because the club is 6-2-2 in their last 10 matchups against the Sharks. Having said that, it’s clear that Vegas should be able to give San Jose a run for their money. Nevertheless, the online hockey betting odds are still sticking with San Jose here.

Players to Watch: Jonathan Marchessault (25 G, 34 A, 59 PTS.), William Karlsson (24 G, 32 A, 56 PTS.), and Reilly Smith (19 G, 34 A, 53 PTS.).

San Jose Sharks   

The Sharks swam their way to a 46-27-9 record this season that netted them a total of 101 points. That 101 point tally ultimately saw San Jose finish 2nd overall in the Pacific Division play behind the Calgary Flames. Like Vegas, the Sharks didn’t look that great towards the end of the season. In fact, the team posted a 3-9 record in their final 12 games of the season. However, they did manage to defeat Vegas 4-3 towards the end of the season. Having said that, can we expect a similar outcome in Game 1 of this contest?

Players to Watch: Brent Burns (16 G, 67 A, 83 PTS.), Tomas Hertl (35 G, 39 A, 74 PTS.), and Logan Couture (27 G, 43 A, 70 PTS.).

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Vegas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Vegas’s last 10 games when playing San Jose
  • Vegas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Vegas
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose’s last 6 games at home
  • San Jose is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Clearly Vegas doesn’t bring much momentum into this matchup. However, will that be enough to stick with the Sharks here? Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-4 San Jose.