Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21

Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/19/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (18-22-4) at Vegas Golden Knights (31-11-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -214 / San Jose Sharks +186 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights meet Monday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

The San Jose Sharks need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 17 goals, Brent Burns has 20 assists and Timo Meier has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 90 goals on 866 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.

The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 21 goals, Mark Stone has 34 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 28 goals on 341 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 60 goals on 795 shots.

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The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 53-23 in their last 76 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Sharks last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The Sharks are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Vegas and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.

These are two teams heading in different directions and the Vegas Golden Knights have won all five meetings this season against the Sharks. The San Jose Sharks aren't playing much defense and they've played some of their worst hockey on the road. The Vegas Golden Knights have had no problem winning on the end of back to backs and they've feasted on losing teams. Six of the Golden Knights last eight wins over the Sharks have been decided by two or more goals. Give me the Golden Knights and the PL for max betting value. 

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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