San Jose Sharks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Game 5 Pick

Sharks vs Penguins Pick Game 5

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a 3-1 series lead and, they will go for their fourth Stanley Cup title when they host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night in Game 5.

Pittsburgh pushed the Sharks to the brink of elimination with a 3-1 victory at San Jose on Monday night to edge closer to its first Stanley Cup championship since 2009.

Preview: San Jose at Pittsburgh Game 5

When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, June 9, 2016
Where: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVAS
Odds: Penguins -160, Total: 5 Over(-115)

SHARKS: The Sharks have only seven times in four games versus Pittsburgh. Captain Joe Pavelski scored 13 goals and had a seven-game point streak entering the Finals, but he has been blanked by the Penguins. Forward Logan Couture has a postseason-best 26 points, but both he and defenseman Brent Burns have been limited to two assists in the Finals.

Sharks vs Penguins Betting Trends

SAN JOSE
San Jose is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
San Jose is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games ,on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose’s last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Jose is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh

PENGUINS: Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel have been great in this series, but it’s often a role player who ends up being the hero in a clinching game. Bryan Rust had two goals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to clinch the victory.
PITTSBURGH
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing San Jose
Pittsburgh is 8-16-1 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose

Sharks vs Penguins Game 5 Prediction

The last time the Sharks faced elimination, they steamrolled the Nashville Predators 5-0 in Game 7 of the second round. I look for the Sharks to make a similar push against the Penguins tonight. I know a lot of Pittsburgh fans are going to the game expecting to celebrate a Stanley Cup victory but I am betting they will have to wait on it.

Score Prediction: Sharks 3 – Penguins 2