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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks Free Pick Prediction NHL Pro Hockey Playoffs Finals Game 1 Odds Preview 5-30-201

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The San Jose Sharks will travel in Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals as they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in a pro hockey game.

Start Time: 8PM ET

Location: Pittsburgh

TV: NBC

Odds: Penguins -150 odds and Sharks +130 odds

Over Under Total: 5 ½ goals

Notes: The teams have met twice this regular season with each team winning on the road. Their meeting held in Pittsburgh was way back on November 12th with the Sharks winning 3-1 as a +111 wagering underdog.

San Jose advances to the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the St Louis Blues in six games. The Sharks come off the 5-2 home victory to St Louis in Game 6 as a -149 betting favorite with the total going over five goals. The Sharks went up 4-0 three minutes into the third period. Then the Blues put two in the net to get within 4-2. An empty netter by Logan Couture at 5-2 put the game away in favor of the Sharks as they enter their first Stanley Cup Finals series.

Pittsburgh advances into the Stanley Cup Finals after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. The Penguins comes off the 2-1 home victory in Game 7 against the Lightning as a -208 wagering favorite. Pittsburgh outshot Tampa Bay by a 39-17 margin. It was a 1-1 tie until the Penguins got the game winner at 10:06 of the second period by Bryan Rust. There was no scoring the rest of the way as Matthew Murray got the win in net for Pittsburgh.