Penguins at Sharks Game 4 - 6/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (62-30-10) at San Jose Sharks (58-34-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks square off Monday night in game four of the Stanley Cup Finals at the SAP Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins can take full control of this series with another victory and a 3-1 lead. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals, Nick Bonino has 13 assists and Sidney Crosby has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed four goals on 32 shots faced and Matt Murray has given up 39 goals on 511 shots. Murray has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks can tie this series up with another victory before heading back to Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 13 goals, Logan Couture has 18 assists and Brent Burns has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 46 goals on 592 shots faced and James Reimer has given up one goal on seven shots. Jones has given up seven goals in his last three games.
This series has been tight with the last two going to overtime and all three of the matchups being decided by one goal. So, you can truly make an argument for either side to win this key game four. However, the Sharks have proven they play far better on their home ice and have stolen some of the momentum by winning game three in a long overtime match.
I'm going to side with the home team again, as I expect this series to be tied up heading back to the Consol Energy Center.