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San Jose Sharks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Matchup Report


Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks
41-16-4 March 06, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 39-17-7



The Sharks get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Sharks currently sport a record of 39-17-7. The Penguins are 41-16-4. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 27-31-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 29-27-5 against the number.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as underdogs of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Sharks sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.



Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Predators on March 4. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They lost as -207 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.02 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.46 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 16.96% while the Penguins defense kills off 86.7% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Anaheim, Friday, March 7th
San Jose home to Montreal, Saturday, March 8th

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