NHL Live Betting: Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose SharksPublished December 1, 2015 by Sol FH
Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks live 03:35 UK time at SAP Center.
The San Jose sharks have won seven of their last eight, but have only won once at home since November 5th. Now in second place in the Pacific Division, the Sharks will face one of their biggest tests of the last while, as they face the Penguins tonight with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby posing the biggest threat to the Sharks’ winning ways.
The Penguins are 13-8-2 and currently reside in fourth spot in the Metropolitan Division. Led by Evgeni Malkin, whom is one a tear with 10 points in six games, the Penguins have all the weapons needed to beat any team in the league. True, they did lose their last game, after a very hard fought battle against the last place Edmonton Oilers, but it took the Oilers a win from a shootout to seal the deal. When you have Malkin, Crosby and Phil Kessel on the ice, the Pens are virtually unstoppable and after head coach mike Johnston put Crosby back with Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis at practice on Monday, Pittsburgh is expecting to have a lot more scoring chances.
Crosby has improved since his dismal start at the beginning of the season and has netted three goals over the last five games, but he has only scored once against the Sharks in the last nine against them.
The Sharks beat the Penguins on November 21 at Consol Energy Center, but the Sharks’ home record is 4-6, compared to their 10-3 record on the road. In their last game, the Sharks were saved by goaltender Martin Jones, whom saved 38 shots, as the game was spent in the San Jose zone. Their defense and penalty killing must remain excellent to stop the high flying Penguins, but tonight will be a thriller no matter what.
NHL Online Betting
Online wagering on all NHL games this year can be done at bet365 Sports. The famed UK sportsbook is offering competitive and attractive markets on all games this year and tonight is no exception. The Pens are just a touch behind the Sharks at 2.00, while the home team is at 1.83. There will be live in play action throughout the game and dozens more markets to choose from as well.