The San Jose Sharks will attempt to even up their Stanley Cup Series with the Penguins at two games apiece tonight in California, but bettors be warned, the Pens aren’t a team that losses two in a row very often. Pittsburgh is 17-1 in their last 18 games following a loss. That one loss did come in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Lightning, but it was the first time since mid-January that the Pens lost two games in a row.
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- The Penguins are 19-3 SU in their last 22 games with one day off between games.
- San Jose is 8-1 in its last nine games at home.
- Pittsburgh is 13-5 in its last 18 games on the road.
A few historic trends point towards San Jose tonight, as they’re now 11-1 in their last 12 games when hosting the Penguins. This is a matchup that generally favors the home team, as the visitor is just 2-8 in the last 10 games between the teams.
Despite being outshot 42-26 in Game 3, the Sharks came out on top in a 3-2 overtime thriller. The Penguins will hope to go back to Pittsburgh with a 3-1 series lead, but to do so, they might need a better effort from Evgeni Malkiin who’s yet to record a point in a the series. Malkin’s scoring touch has been missing throughout most of the playoffs so far, as the Russian has just four goal in 20 postseason games so far.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -139 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bodog but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – Oddshark score prediction models pick a 2.8-2.4 result in favor of the Penguins today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Jose Sharks are 59-34-10 so far on the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins, meanwhile, are 62-30-11. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen San Jose go 51-41-11 and the Penguins go 45-40-18 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated San Jose Sharks and the No. 1-ranked Pittsburgh Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – Oddshark .
The game also pits San Jose’s No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.01 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 23.46% while the Penguins defense kills off 84.18% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Penguins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose’s last 9 games
- San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
- San Jose is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
- San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh home to San Jose, Thursday, June 9th
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