San Jose Sharks (11-8-1) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (13-6-1)
|Date & Time||Friday November 24, 2017, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights -105 / San Jose Sharks -105 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights look to win their eighth straight home game as they welcome the San Jose Sharks to town for a Pacific division show down on Friday night.
The Sharks look to pull off the road victory against the Knights in Vegas on Friday as they aim to close the gap on top spot in the Pacific division that is currently held by the home side who are off to an historic start in their inaugural season and will give San Jose everything they can handle in this one. San Jose came into the season looking like a team capable of going on yet another deep playoff run but so far they have battled inconsistency and are in a tight race for a playoff spot as we approach the end of November which is usually a pretty good indicator of how the playoff picture will shake out come April. San Jose is expected to send Martin Jones to the crease here as he will face off against Maxime Lagace who has done a serviceable job filling in as the interim starter after a number of other options sustained injuries.
The Knights meanwhile have looked like a season playoff contender through the first month and a half of their first season in franchise history and while a regression is imminent they are still playing with some passion and are looking like they could very well jump into the playoff bracket as early as this season. Las Vegas has been lights out at home as they have won seven of their first eight games but will be in tough here as the Sharks are 4-1 in their last five road games and have five of their wins so far this season away from San Jose.
The Sharks are 4-1 in their last five against the Pacific and 5-1 in their last six against the West while the Knights are 10-1 in their last 11 against the West and 4-1 in their last five overall. The Golden Knights have burned us a few times as I am still not 100 percent sold on this group and I am still expecting the regression to hit as San Jose is a better team and they show it here.