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Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks Odds
San Jose will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Nashville Predators pay a visit to HP Pavilion.
San Jose battles the Predators, currently with a 2-2-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-4-1 for the Sharks and 1-6 for the Predators.
If you're going with the Sharks in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -157 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Sharks sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 2-ranked offense (4.1 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 30.8% rate while the Predators have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.
Nashville won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Kings on January 31. Bettors who backed the Predators at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Sharks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Predators at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing San Jose
Nashville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
Nashville at St. Louis, Tuesday, February 5
San Jose at Anaheim, Monday, February 4