Penguins vs. Sharks Game 3 Pick
Can the San Jose Sharks get on the board in the Stanley Cup Final when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Jose is favored at home in this game, as the Sharks are getting odds of -130 to win. Pittsburgh has been given a money line of +120 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been listed at 5.5 goals. Pittsburgh has a 2-0 lead in this series.
Pittsburgh is 62-30-10 overall, 27-17-5 on the road and 45-39 with the over. San Jose is 58-34-10 overall, 25-21-4 at home and 51-40 with the over. Pittsburgh has managed to take a 2-0 lead in the series thanks to a pair of 1-goal wins. They won Game 1 3-2 and then picked up a 2-1 overtime win in Game 2.
The Penguins look to take a commanding lead on the road in Game 3. The depth of the Penguins has been the difference. Phil Kessel has been the star for Pittsburgh, after scoring his 10th goal and 19th point of the playoffs in Game 2. Their defense has been the biggest surprise as rookie goaltender Matt Murray has turned aside 45-of-48 shots in two games, which isn't a lot of shots. That's because the Pittsburgh defense has done a solid job in limiting shots by the Sharks.
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