Golden Knights vs. Sharks Prediction
The Las Vegas Golden Knights won its season opener at home home over the San Jose Sharks, but the venue is reversed tonight with San Jose hosting the game. Will the Sharks get the win as home underdogs?
Friday, October 4, 2019
SAP Center at 10:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Sharks are a +100 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Friday afternoon, exactly 50 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Las Vegas and host San Jose. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Golden Knights roll in season opener
Las Vegas rolled to a 4-1 victory at home Wednesday night over San Jose in its season opener. Mark Stone gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead 3:46 into the first period on an unassisted goal, while Reilly Smith scored less than two minutes later off an assist by Willliam Karlsson. The Sharks trimmed the scored to 2-1 later in the first, but two-plus minutes into the second saw Cody Glass push it back to a two-goal lead on assists by Max Pacioretty and Stone. Smith added an insurance goal in the third period with an assist going to Karlsson. Marc-Andre Fleury registered 21 saves on 22 shots to pick up the win.
Sharks fall flat on road
San Jose dropped a 4-1 decision Wednesday night at Las Vegas in its season opener. Marcus Sorensen scored the lone goal for the Sharks with 7:46 remaining in the first period to make it 2-1 at that point. Logan Couture and Brent Burns assisted on the goal. Martin Jones registered 31 saves on 35 shots in the losing effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Golden Knights are 6-2 in their last eight Friday games. Las Vegas is 2-6 in its last eight versus the Pacific Division.
The Sharks are 1-4 in their last five games played on one day of rest. San Jose is 0-4 in its last four games versus the Western Conference.
I'll take a little bit of that home cooking, revenge factor, and home opener all rolled into one neat package. The Sharks aren't getting a lot of respect from oddsmakers here and while Las Vegas is a very talented team, I like San Jose to bounce back here as its veteran core knows how to respond to tough losses and make necessary adjustments.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN JOSE SHARKS +100