Golden Knights vs. Sharks Prediction
With the San Jose Sharks facing elimination tonight in Game 6 as a home favorite against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is a bet on the hosts smart or should money be placed on the underdog to advance to the Western Conference Finals?
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Sharks are listed as a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Golden Knights are a +125 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Las Vegas. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tuch helps Golden Knights to win
Golden Knights 21-year-old right winger Alex Tuch scored a pair of goals Friday night in Game 5 to send his squad to a 5-3 victory at home and a 3-2 series lead. Tuch was a 2014 first round draft pick by the Wild who was selected in the expansion draft by Las Vegas. He has four goals and three assists in nine playoff games. During the regular season, he had 15 goals and 22 assists in 78 games played. James Neal, Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault also scored a goal in the Golden Knights win.
Couture assists on all three goals
San Jose scored three goals in Game 5 and center Logan Couture played a role in all of them by dishing out three assists. Down 4-0 in the third period, Couture and the Sharks woke up and nearly rallied all the way back. A goal by Kevin Labanc with 10:25 left put San Jose on the board, while Tomas Hertl contributed his sixth goal of the posteason with 8:16 remaining to make it 4-2. Four minutes later, Mikkel Boedker added another goal and it became a one-goal game. Las Vegas finally put it away on a Marchessault empty netter with 1:21 left.
NHL Betting Trends
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
The Sharks are 9-2 in their last 11 home games versus a team with a winning road record. The over is 8-1-3 in the last 12 San Jose conference semifinals games.
San Jose goalie Martin Jones has been up-and-down this series and I'm not sure I can trust him as much as Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in this spot. Las Vegas is high-powered and want to continue its remarkable story as an expansion team as long as possible.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS +125