The NHL playoff is back on Friday evening as the San Jose Sharks will face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas, Nevada in game four of their best-of-seven series. The series is tied 2-2 as the Sharks were dominant in game 4 and won with a result of 4-0.
San Jose Sharks Form
The San Jose Sharks did not start this series in a good way as they were thrashed with a 7-0 in the first game of the series. However, the Sharks bounced back with a good away form as they do have a road win against Vegas in the postseason. After the first game, the Sharks have allowed just seven goals over their last three games and the shutout was their 2nd of the postseason. San Jose away form this season stands at 23-22 and they have averaged 2.71 goals per game and have conceded 2.93 goals per game in those games.
During the playoffs, the Sharks have above average offensive stats as they are placed on the 7th spot in the league in scoring an average of 3.38 goals per game, converting on 24.4% of their chances. At the defensive side of the game, they have been very solid so far as they are the 3rd best defensive team as they conceded an average of 2.25 goals per game, allowing teams to convert on 20.0% of their chances.
Vegas Golden Knights Form
The Vegas Golden Knights started this series in a great form as they won game one with an impressive result of 7-0. However, they have dropped their guard as they conceded 4 goals and scored none in game four. It seems that their offence has been very inconsistent. The Golden Knights enjoyed a solid home form as they record for the season stands at 32-13 and they have averaged 3.53 goals per game and have conceded 2.38 goals per game in those games.
The Golden Knights have a below average offensive stats in the playoffs so far as they are placed on the 10th spot in scoring at 2.63 goals per game, converting on 17.1% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, the Knights have been very strong so far as they are the 1st placed team in goals allowed, conceding just 1.75 goals per game, allowing teams to convert on 15.7% of their chances.
The San Jose Sharks had a superior performance in the last game, but the expectation is that the Golden Knights will have a very solid performance in this game. The Knights have been very strong at home and they are the best defensive team in the league. This Vegas team has the potential to reach the finals and in order to reach that goal – the must-win game. I expect the Golden Knights to take a 3-2 series lead.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights today on 5/4/2018 is: Take the Vegas Golden Knights -150 (money line bet)
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