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Friday, March 5, 2021

Will Rogers

Game Details
Mar 05 '21, 10:38 PM in 11h
NHL | Golden Knights vs Sharks
Play on: Sharks +1½ -133 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

The set-up: San Jose beat Colorado 6-2 at home, before then falling 4-0 to the Avs in its next outing. Vegas has won four in a row now and while it's getting excellent goaltending of late, I'll point out that it's just 2-6 in its last eight road games after a three-games or longer unbeaten streak. 

The pick: Not surprisingly, the Sharks play with revenge here, most recently falling 3-1 to the Knights in mid February (San Jose is 6-3 in its last nine in trying to revenge a two-goals or greater loss to an opponent as well.) The conditions seem correct for a tight competitive affair. 

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Pick Released on Mar 05 at 07:37 am
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Sean Murphy

Game Details
Mar 05 '21, 10:38 PM in 11h
NHL | Golden Knights vs Sharks
Play on: Sharks +1½ -131 at pinnacle
Game Analysis

Friday NHL Free play. My selection is on San Jose +1.5 goals over Vegas at 10:35 pm et on Friday.

While Vegas owns a considerable 16-10 edge against San Jose since its inception, the series has been fairly even here in San Jose with the Knights holding only a slight 5-4 advantage. I like the way this spot sets up for the Sharks as they look to bounce back from a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the Avalanche last time out. Note that San Jose has gone a perfect 6-0 after losing three of its last four games this season, averaging 4.7 goals in that situation and outscoring the opposition by an average of 1.7 goals. The Sharks are also an impressive 5-1 when revenging a loss against an opponent this season, outscoring opponents by an average of one goal in the process. That's the situation here after Vegas skated to a 3-1 victory here back on February 13th. The Knights are playing well right now but that actually works against them as they've gone 8-13 after winning four of their last five games over the last two seasons. We'll grab the insurance goal with the Sharks here but hopefully won't need it. Take San Jose +1.5 goals (8*).

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Pick Released on Mar 05 at 07:06 am
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