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Can the Sharks Bounce Back at Home?

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The Stanley Cup Final shifts to California tonight for Game 3 and the Sharks will hope their home ice advantage is enough to get them back in the series. San Jose is 7-1 in their last eight home games, but the Penguins travel well, with a 13-4 record in their last 17 road games.

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  • The visiting team is 4-14 in its last 18 games in this matchup.
  • The Sharks are 6-1 in their last seven games with two days off between games.
  • The total has gone over in eight of the Pens' last 11 games as a moneyline underdog of 130 or less.

Another trend working in San Jose’s favor is that it’s a rarity for the team to drop three straight games. They’re 6-1 in the last seven games after consecutive losses. It’s happened just once in 2016 that they’ve lost three in a row.

Pittsburgh has history working on their side in this series, as only five teams in NHL history have ever comeback to win the Stanley Cup after being down 2-0.

The Pens are underdogs for the first time in the series, coming in at +120 with the Sharks at -133. Pittsburgh has split the four games that they’ve been underdogs in these playoffs, while the Sharks are 7-2 as a home favorite in postseason so far.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as 122 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

A 2.8-2.4 result in favor of the Sharks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

58-34-10 San Jose battles the Penguins, currently with a 62-30-10 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 51-40-11 for the Sharks and 45-39-18 for the Penguins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (San Jose Sharks) and the No. 1 (Pittsburgh Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.01 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.44 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 23.67% while the Penguins defense kills off 84.03% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • San Jose is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at San Jose, Monday, June 6th

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