sharks vs golden knights betting predictions

NHL: San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 12/10/2023

The NHL Pacific Division San Jose Sharks History ( (8-17-2) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (18-5-5) on Sunday, December 10th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights

The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A WinSan Jose Sharks

The Sharks come in with an overall record of 8-17-2. On the road, San Jose has a 3-11-0 record, whereas they are 5-6-2 at home. They are currently positioned 8th in the Western Pacific division and 16th in the Western conference. This season, San Jose has managed to win two games by a margin of more than one goal while losing 16 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 11-16.

Facing the Red Wings in their last game, the Sharks won by a score of 6-5. On offense, the Sharks were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net four times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. The San Jose offense recorded 36 shots on goal and successfully netted two times while short-handed during the game.

San Jose was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A WinVegas Knights

Facing the Sharks, the Golden Knights have a record of 18-5-5 so far. At home, their record is 9-2-2 and 9-3-3 on the road. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 1st. Vegas comes in with 12 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 15-13.

In their last game, the Golden Knights went up against the Stars and emerged as winners with a score of 6-1. Facing off against the Stars’ defense, the Golden Knights offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Vegas managed to score all six goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Vegas was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

San Jose Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Sharks come into the game at 2.1 goals per contest placing 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. This season, the Sharks are 1-0 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-17 record.

The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 10-15-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.3 per game.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

The Golden Knights come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 5th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the league.

This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 11-17-0. Throughout the season, they have played 16 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

San Jose Team Defense

Entering the game, the Sharks’ defense ranks 20th in takeaways, averaging 6.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 1st in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.9 goals per game.

Vegas Team Defense

The Golden Knights defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.9 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 2 shutouts.

Sharks vs Golden Knights Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, San Jose has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Golden Knights have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, San Jose has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.

Sharks vs Golden Knights Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Golden Knights are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -319, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Golden Knights victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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