Golden Knights vs. Sharks Prediction
The San Jose Sharks outlasted the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the first double overtime game of the 2019 NHL Playoffs two nights ago. Can San Jose continue to ride the momentum tonight at home and win Game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinals?
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
SAP Center at 10:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Sharks are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a -103 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Tuesday afternoon, 51 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Las Vegas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Golden Knights fall in thriller
Las Vegas lost 2-1 in double overtime Sunday night at home in Game 6 against San Jose as the visitors kept its season alive. The Sharks struck first late in the first period, while at the 8:40 mark of the second period the Golden Knights evened the score on a Jonathan Marchessault goal assisted by Shea Theodore and William Karlsson. The score remained at 1-1 through the third period and first overtime until San Jose manufactured the game-winning goal in double overtime. Marc-Andre Fleury registered 27 saves on 29 shots in the defeat.
Hertl wins it in double OT
San Jose prevailed 2-1 in double overtime Sunday night at Las Vegas in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals to force a Game 7. The Sharks took a 1-0 advantage with nine seconds remaining in the first period on a Logan Couture goal with assists going to Timo Meier and Brent Burns. The Golden Knights tied the score at 1-1 in the second period and it was the last goal either team would score until Tomas Hertl found the back of the net on a slap shot with 8:43 showing on the clock and San Jose shorthanded in the second overtime. Marc-Edouard Vlasic assisted on the game-winning goal. Martin Jones was spectacular in net as he recorded 58 saves on 59 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The underdog is 2-5 in the last seven meetings. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.
The home team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings. The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings in San Jose.
San Jose has a lengthy history of falling flat in the postseason, whereas the Golden Knights managed to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in a storybook expansion season. While Jones was out of his mind good in Game 6, he had an underwhelming season as a whole and one game isn't going to change my mind that he's a flawed goaltender. Look for the Golden Knights to pepper him with shots again and have a little more success this time. As long as Fleury has a reasonably good game in net for Las Vegas, his squad should find enough offense in front of him to advance.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -103