San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (19-6-1) vs San Jose Sharks (11-12-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -234 / San Jose Sharks +206 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights meet Wednesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 13 goals, Evander Kane has 12 assists and Timo Meier has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 52 goals on 449 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 35 goals on 379 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 14 goals, Mark Stone has 23 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 15 goals on 136 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 35 goals on 547 shots.
The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 17-36 in their last 53 games as an underdog. The Golden Knights are 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 42-17 in their last 59 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Sharks last 5 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Golden Knights last 8 games as a favorite. The Sharks are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Vegas and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks still aren't playing a lick of defense and they've been horrible in the underdog role dating back to last season. The Vegas Golden Knights continue to pile up the victories and they've won all four meetings this season against the Sharks, most of them in comfortable fashion. The Golden Knights have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Sharks overall. The only option here is to take the Golden Knights and the PL.
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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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