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Penguins Have Lost Two Games in a Row Just Once Under Sullivan

In their first rematch since the Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins caged the Sharks in Pittsburgh and beat them 3-2 despite being heavily outshot at home. These teams will play their final regular season matchup tonight as the Pens continue their West Coast road trip looking to rebound from their first loss in five in their last game against the Kings.

SHARK BITES
  • The Penguins are 21-2 in their last 23 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Sharks' last 8 games.
  • The Penguins are 1-4 on the puckline in their last five games on the road.

Pittsburgh has been a team on fire in the early goings of their title-defense season and is currently tied with the Rangers for second-most points in the NHL. The Sharks, on the other hand, have dropped two straight games against the bottom-feeding Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes – who started Chad Johnson and Louis Domingue in their respective nets.

Since Mike Sullivan took over as the bench boss in Pittsburgh, the Penguins have rallied well after losing as they’ve lost twice in a row just once in regular season play since Mike Johnston was fired as head coach last December. That’s enough of a trend for me to take advantage of the Penguins plus-money value on the road.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins were listed as 101 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at Bovada.

A 3-2.5 result in favor of the Penguins 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

The San Jose Sharks bring a 6-5-0 record to the battle against the 7-2-2 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 1-10 so far and the Penguins go 5-3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Pittsburgh Penguins taking on the No. 3-rated San Jose Sharks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 23-ranked offense (2.45 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 22.22% rate while the Penguins have a 79.55% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Jose is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
  • San Jose is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Edmonton, Tuesday, November 8th
San Jose at Washington, Tuesday, November 8th

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