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Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks odds, picks and prediction


Joe Williams
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The Vegas Golden Knights (8-2-1) visit the San Jose Sharks (5-6-1) Saturday for a 4 p.m. ET puck drop. Below we analyze the Golden Knights-Sharks NHL odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

Golden Knights at Sharks: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 3:16 a.m. ET.

  • Money line : Golden Knights -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Sharks +165 (bet $100 to win $165)
  • Against the spread/ATS : Golden Knights -1.5 (+135) | Sharks +1.5 (-160)
  • Over/Under : 6.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

Golden Knights at Sharks: Projected starting goalies

Marc-Andre Fleury (5-1-0, 1.68 GAA, .929 SV%, 1 SO) at Martin Jones (5-3-0, 4.09 GAA, .865 SV%)

Fleury was on the short end of a 1-0 loss against the visiting Anaheim Ducks Thursday, but he was stupendous in turning aside 27 of 28 shots. He has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his six starts. Fleury hasn’t faced the Sharks this season, but he was a solid 2-0-1 with a 1.31 GAA and .953 SV% in three starts vs. them last season.

Jones has been up and down so far. After allowing three or more goals in four of his first five starts, he opened February with back-to-back shootout wins. But he coughed up six goals on 26 shots in a 6-2 loss at the Los Angeles Kings Thursday.

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Golden Knights at Sharks: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Golden Knights 6, Sharks 2

Money line (ML)

The Golden Knights (-200) will cost you two times your potential return, which is just a little too costly for my blood. My personal ML limit is -180. AVOID and look to the spread instead.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The GOLDEN KNIGHTS -1.5 (+135) are on the road, and backing the away team on the puck line is always a risky proposition. However, the Knights should be able to score on Jones and the Sharks in this one. Plus, they’re due after getting blanked by the Ducks last time out.

Meanwhile, the Sharks have lost by three or more goals in four of their past five losses.

Over/Under (O/U)

The OVER 6.5 (-105) is worth playing lightly. Vegas has the potential to hit the Over on its own, or come pretty close to it against the shaky Jones. The Over is 5-2 in the past seven for Vegas against teams with a losing record, and the Over is 4-1 in VGK’s past five as a favorite. The Over is 10-4 in San Jose’s past 14 overall, and 8-3 in the past 11 as an underdog.

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