Predators face San Jose Sharks: NHL odds preview and stats

Nashville PredatorsSan Jose Sharks
March 2, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks Odds

9-7-5TEAM RECORD9-6-4

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Nashville duelling San Jose on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

The Predators will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-7-5 this season, while the Sharks are 9-6-4. Nashville is 6-14-1 against the total, while San Jose is 4-14-1 versus the number.

View Nashville vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Sharks in this one found them earlier as -142 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Sharks sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 23 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.5% rate while the Predators have a 80.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Predators were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Sharks were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Anaheim are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Predators at Sharks trends to consider:
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Nashville's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Nashville's last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 10 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 9 games at home
San Jose is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 10 games when playing Nashville

Next up:
Nashville at Los Angeles, Monday, March 4
San Jose at Vancouver, Tuesday, March 5

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