Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Pick
Can the San Jose Sharks even up the Stanley Cup Final when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 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 -125 to win. Pittsburgh has been given a money line of +115 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been listed at 5.5 goals. Pittsburgh has a 2-1 lead in this series.
Pittsburgh is 62-31-10 overall, 27-18-5 on the road and 45-40 with the over. San Jose is 59-34-10 overall, 26-21-4 at home and 51-41 with the over. San Jose got on the board in the series with a 3-2 OT win. The home team has won all three games in the series, with all three being decided by one goal.
The Penguins lost Game 3 in overtime after winning Game 2 in overtime. The bottom line is that the Penguins are averaging 35.4 shots in the playoffs and have outshot their opposition in 12 straight games. Ultimately, the Sharks will pay the price if they get outshot again. Pittsburgh's defense has been the underrated part of their game that has held Joe Pavelski scoreless in the first three games after scoring 22 points in the first three rounds.
NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS +115