The San Jose Sharks were an inconsistent bunch starting the season but have since found their footing thanks to a red-hot start to their six-game road trip. The Sharks have won four-straight to begin the trip — each by one goal — and will be seeking to continue that momentum Saturday in Pittsburgh.
- The home team is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the Penguins’ last 5 home games.
- The Sharks are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
The Pens (12-7-0-0) has been particularly poor on the penalty kill in recent appearances, surrendering at least one power play goal in six consecutive games heading into the affair.
Marc-Andre Fleury (10-6-0, 2.14 GAA, .927 save percentage) and Martin Jones (10-5-0, 2.09 GAA, .925 save percentage) are slated to start in between the pipes for the Penguins and Sharks, respectively.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Pittsburgh Penguins as -136 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
A 2.5-2.4 result in favor of the Sharks is the prediction by the Odds – VSB
handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
San Jose Sharks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Penguins bring a 12-7-0 record to the battle against the 11-8-0 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 5-11-3 so far and the Sharks go 9-8-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Jose injuries news.
The Sharks – Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 15 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while San Jose is at No. 22.
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.32 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 15.62% while the Sharks defense kills off 75.47% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Sharks were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.
Pittsburgh was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Avalanche. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
- San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- San Jose is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
- San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Jose at Columbus, Sunday, November 22nd
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Wednesday, November 25th