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San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 2-19-24 Picks

Vegas Golden Knights (31-17-6) vs. San Jose Sharks (15-34-5)
February 19, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +195 / Vegas Golden Knights -250; Over/Under: +6
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The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the SAP Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Golden Knights vs Sharks prediction.

Golden Knights are not as Dominant

The Golden Knights might still be one of the best teams in the NHL, but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Golden Knights scored only a goal and they ended up losing by two goals. Two games ago against the Minnesota Wild, they were defeated 5-3. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.13 goals while their defense is giving up 2.74 goals per game. The defense is ranked 7th, but in this game the offense is going to need to be better. 

Sharks Continue to Lose

The Sharks have been awful all season and they just continue to lose games. In the last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Sharks scored three goals, but the defense gave up four goals. The Sharks on the season are averaging 2.13 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.76 goals per game. The offense is ranked 31st, while the defense is ranked 32nd. The offense has been a little improved as of late, but the defense hasn’t been good enough. Tomas Hertl has scored 15 goals and added 19 assists. 

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have lost each of their last eight day games.
  • The Sharks have covered the puck line in each of their last eight games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Sharks have lost the third period in each of their last six day games following a loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Sharks’ last six day games against opponents on a losing streak.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts

  • The Golden Knights have won nine of their last 10 games at SAP Center at San Jose.
  • The Golden Knights have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last seven games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Golden Knights have won the first period in eight of their last nine games against the Sharks following a home loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in five of the Golden Knights’ last six games.

Golden Knights vs Sharks Betting Prediction

The Golden Knights haven’t been as dominant as of late, but they are going to have little issues in this game. The Sharks’ offense isn’t good, and they are going to really struggle in this game. The Golden Knights are going to score four or five goals and that is going to be the difference here as the Golden Knights are going to win this game with ease. Back the Golden Knights on the puck line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Golden Knights -1.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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