Stadium: PPG PAINTS Arena (Pittsburgh)
Prediction for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks match, which will take place on January 29th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Pittsburgh continues to fight for the playoffs. If there were no unique problems with solving this issue in the past, now the Pennsylvanians have made several unsuccessful segments, which is why their situation is uncomfortable. At the same time, the Penguins began to show character and score points in all games. In the six previous meetings, Mike Sullivan's wards won three victories and lost three more times, but already outside the regular time, gaining one point each. This breakthrough allowed the Penguins to get to eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, but the whole fight for the cup is still ahead.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose is the team that doesn't fight for the playoffs. The Sharks continue to wait for a miracle when the current leaders finally reach a new level, and the club's management will also strengthen the lineup with a couple of high-quality hockey players. So far, all this is not happening, so Californians are not solving any severe problems. Sometimes they give out good games, but these are only one-time promotions, and everything could be better at a distance. David Quinn's wards have an active streak of four defeats in a row, which is why they have already fallen back to 13th place in the Western Conference standings, already 17 points behind the top 8.
Expert Betting Tips
Pittsburgh and San Jose need to hold the current regular season better while the Penguins continue to fight for the playoffs, taking eighth place in the East, but the sharks are among the outsiders of the West without cup ambitions. Of course, in such a situation, the Pennsylvanians are the favorites of the meeting. Now they have scored a good move, gaining points in the last six matches in a row, but the crisis of the Californians continues. They lost in all four games of the current away series.
Pittsburgh has been hard to score points lately, but they look good offensively. In the previous six meetings, they recorded 22 goals (3.67 on average per game), which is a decent indicator. Pittsburgh can improve statistics in the upcoming battle since San Jose has a problem with defense: in the last eight matches, the Sharks have conceded 35 goals (4.38 on average per game) - a fragile result.