San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights - 4/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (32-11-2) vs San Jose Sharks (18-22-5)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -240 / San Jose Sharks +214 --- Over/Under: 5.5 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 here to snap a six game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 17 goals, Brent Burns has 20 assists and Timo Meier has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 92 goals on 906 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 22 goals, Mark Stone has 35 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 30 goals on 372 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 62 goals on 830 shots.
The Sharks are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Golden Knights are 39-16 in their last 55 home games and 55-23 in their last 78 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Sharks last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The Sharks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Vegas and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 15-3 in the last 18 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks can't get out of their own way with a defense that's getting blasted left and right, and they've lost six straight, making them a tough team to back. The Vegas Golden Knights have not only been money at home over the years, but they've won seven straight and are getting stronger offensively. The Golden Knights have also won all six meetings against the Sharks this season and nine of the last 10 against them overall. Only direction for me to lean here is to take the Golden Knights and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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