Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Pick
Will the Pittsburgh Penguins close out the Stanley Cup Final tonight when they host the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Pittsburgh is the favorite in this game, as the Penguins are getting odds of -165 to win, while the Sharks are getting a money line of +150 on the road. The over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals. Pittsburgh holds a 3-1 lead in the series.
San Jose is 59-35-10 overall, 33-13-6 on the road and 51-42 with the over. Pittsburgh is 63-30-11 overall, 35-13-5 at home and 45-41 with the over. The Penguins were able to establish a 3-1 lead in the series with a 3-1 win in San Jose for Game 4. The Penguins have now won four of their last five meetings with the Sharks.
Pittsburgh split in San Jose and all they need to do is take care of business at home to win their fourth Stanley Cup title and first since 2009. San Jose has never held a lead in regulation so this series has pretty much been a one-sided affair. It starts with the Penguins' defense, which has given up just seven goals in four games. They've also held Sharks' top postseason goal scorer Joe Pavelski scoreless and high-scoring forward Logan Couture to just two assists.
NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -165