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Penguins vs. Sharks 2016 odds: San Jose still alive, betting favorite at home for Game 6

The San Jose Sharks are home favorites for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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The San Jose Sharks are 8-2 in their last 10 postseason home games. The Sharks can force a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final with a win at home in Game 6 of the series over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

San Jose is a -120 betting favorite for Sunday night in Game 6 at sportsbooks monitored by The Penguins are a +120 underdog to close out the series on the road.

The Sharks entered Game 5 never having held a lead in this series, picking up their only win on an overtime game-winner. That changed on Thursday when San Jose scored two goals within the first three minutes of the game.

They surrendered that lead after Pittsburgh scored two quick goals of their own, but eventually took it back for good on Melker Karlsson's goal with 5:13 remaining in the first.

Martin Jones was sensational in net for the Sharks, stopping 44 of the 46 shots he faced to help San Jose steal Game 5.

In their last 13 games at home against the Penguins, the Sharks are 11-2 per the OddsShark NHL Database.

By many measures, the Penguins dominated Game 5, outshooting the Sharks by a staggering number of 46-22. After entering the first intermission down 3-2, the Penguins outshot the Sharks 31-15, but couldn't solve the red-hot Jones over that stretch.

The Penguins shouldn't be too discouraged by the Game 5 loss, and will likely try to keep that same pressure coming in Game 6. Pittsburgh has won 18 of its last 19 games when coming off a loss.

Sunday night's total is pegged at five goals. The UNDER is 7-2 in the last nine games between the Sharks and Penguins.

San Jose finally got some offensive production from its top players in Game 3 as Brent Burns, Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski each scored their first goal of the series. If the Sharks are going to force a Game 7, they will need all of their top players to perform at a high level again on Sunday, especially Jones in net.