The San Jose Sharks (5-9-3) and Vegas Golden Knights (13-3-0) meet Tuesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+).
The Sharks won their last 2 games in Dallas and in Minnesota, and it’s the 1st time all season San Jose has won consecutive games. It is looking for its 1st 3-game win streak since Jan. 6-11, 2022.
The Golden Knights were tripped up 3-2 Saturday at home againsts the St. Louis Blues, snapping a 9-game win streak. The Over has connected in 4 of the last 5 games overall for Vegas.
This is the 2nd meeting of the season, with favored Vegas winning 4-2 in San Jose back on Oct. 25 as the under cashed.
Sharks at Golden Knights odd
- Moneyline (ML): Sharks +205 (bet $100 to win $205) | Golden Knights -260 (bet $260 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Sharks +1.5 (-112) | Golden Knights -1.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +103 | U: -117)
Sharks at Golden Knights projected goalies
James Reimer (4-5-2, 2.88 GAA, .908 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Logan Thompson (8-2-0, 2.31 GAA, .925 SV%, 2 SO)
Reimer has won back-to-back starts, including a solid 28-save effort in a 3-2 shootout win at Minnesota on Sunday. He allowed 4 goals on 31 shots in the Oct. 25 meeting at home against the Golden Knights.
The rookie Thompson has done a great job so far, allowing 3 or fewer goals in 8 of his 10 starts. The wheels have come off a little lately, allowing 11 goals on 112 shots in the last 3 games, but he has still won all of the outings.
Sharks at Golden Knights picks and predictions
Golden Knights 4, Sharks 2
The Golden Knights (-260) will cost you more than 2 1/2 times your potential return, and that’s just too much risk for not enough reward. Even in a multi-team parlay there is just not a lot of value playing Vegas here.
The GOLDEN KNIGHTS -1.5 (-108) are a much better value at this price.
The Golden Knights have won by 2 or more goals in 7 of their last 11 wins, including the 4-2 road win in San Jose on Oct. 25 behind Adin Hill against Reimer.
Vegas has won 14 of the last 17 games while going 5-2 in the last 7 at home and cashing in 8 of the last 11 against Western Conference foes.
The Sharks +1.5 (-112) have won just 1 of the last 6 meetings in Las Vegas, while going 8-21 in the past 29 meetings with the Golden Knights.
UNDER 6.5(-117) is a great play, as Reimer has been serviceable enough, and Thompson has been locking it down.
The Under is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings between these Pacific Division rivals, while cashing in 7 of the last 10 meetings in Vegas. The Under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 at home for the Golden Knights, too.