The NHL playoff action is back on Wednesday evening as the Vegas Golden Knights will face the San Jose Sharks in game four of their best-of-seven series from SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, California. The Golden Knights have a 2-1 series lead with a 4-3 overtime win in game three.
Vegas Golden Knights Form
The Golden Knights have been impressive so far in the National Hockey League. The achieved a hard fought win with a 4-3 result in an overtime on Monday night. Also,it is important to underline that Vegas had a comfortable lead, but the Sharks made a comeback to take the game in overtime. However, the Golden Knights have kept their cool and won the game. Their away form this year stands at 25-19 and they have averaged 2.95 goals per game and have conceded an average of 2.91 goals per game in those games.
The Golden Knights have below average offensive stats in the postseason so far as they are placed on the 10th in scoring at 2.83 goals per game, converting on 16.7% of their chances. At the defensive side of their game, they are the best team so far as they are placed on the 1st spot in goals allowed, conceding just 1.17 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 12.0% of their chances.
San Jose Sharks Form
The San Jose Sharks faced an average Ducks teams in the first round of the playoffs which made their trip to the second round easier. However, it seems that they found their match in the Vegas Golden Knights. The Sharks surprised many pundits as they did take one of the games in Vegas. Yet they lost in the first game at home with a tough 4-3 OT loss in game three. The Sharks home form for the year stands at 27-17 and they have averaged a solid 3.36 goals per game and have allowed 2.55 goals per game in those games.
The Sharks have been a good offensive form in the playoffs so far as they are placed on the 6th spot in the league in scoring at 3.33 goals per game, converting on 25.0% of their chances. At the defensive stats, they are one of the more solid teams so far as they are placed on the 4th spot in goals allowed, conceding an average of 2.33 goals per game, allowing teams to convert on 20.8% of their chances.
The Sharks lost the third game and their comeback was futile. However, it seems that they are gearing up for a fight in this series. I expect them to win this one, but it will not be easy as the Golden Knights have been very tough in the playoffs so far. Still, I feel that the Sharks will come up with the effort needed to tie this series up. They have proved that they can match the Golden Knights as they took them to Overtime in each of the last two encounters. Go for the Sharks to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks today on 5/2/2018 is: Take the San Jose Sharks -132 (money line bet)
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