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OVER has been the story when Knights and Sharks clash

The San Jose Sharks aim for their sixth win in a row when they host the Vegas Golden Knights tonight. The Sharks have been on a tear lately, winning eight of their last 10 games, which has launched them to fourth in the Western Conference. San Jose opened as a -135 favorite at home to do something it has yet to do this season, and that’s defeat the Knights.  

SHARK BITES
  • The Golden Knights are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games vs divisional opponents.
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • William Karlsson is tied for fourth in the NHL with 39 goals this season.

The Sharks have lost both of their meetings with Vegas this season and sit eight points back in the Pacific Division with nine games to go. But there seems to be something different this time around with San Jose, which has been scoring in bunches during its five-game win streak. The Sharks have notched 27 goals in their last five games and are first in the NHL in goals per game in March (4.2 goals). If bettors are planning to back San Jose in this matchup, the trend they should know is the Sharks are 7-2 SU in their last nine games at home and 14-6 SU at SAP Center vs Western Conference teams this season.

Vegas could be in tough going forward with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury out with an injury. Fleury has been outstanding for the Knights this season with a 27-14 SU record and ranks second in the NHL in goals-against average and third in save percentage. Luckily, backup Malcolm Subban will jump in and has been steady with 11 wins in 14 starts this season.

While the Knights have had their ups and downs recently (6-6 SU in the last 12 games), it’s worth noting they’re 8-2 SU on the road vs their division and are the most profitable road team in the NHL this season.

The total opened at 5.5 and this game could be an easy OVER. San Jose’s scoring exploits have been noted and the OVER has hit in the team’s last five games with an average combined score of 8.4 goals. It’s also worth noting that the OVER hit both times when these squads faced each other this season, with 17 goals scored over two games.

Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

41-23-9 San Jose battles the Golden Knights, currently with a 47-21-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-41-1 for the Sharks and 38-33-2 for the Golden Knights. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Vegas injuries news.

This game puts the Sharks, most recently No. 13 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Golden Knights, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 3.08 goals per game, against a Golden Knights defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 21.83% while the Golden Knights defense kills off 80.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Knights were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vegas at -303 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

San Jose was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vegas is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Vegas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vegas's last 9 games
  • Vegas is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
  • San Jose is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vegas at Colorado, Saturday, March 24
San Jose home to Calgary, Saturday, March 24

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