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Hockey odds preview - San Jose vs. Nashville

San Jose Sharks

Nashville Predators
26-10-6 January 07, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 18-19-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Nashville vs San Jose battle on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena as the Predators try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Predators are 18-19-6 overall while the Sharks are 27-10-6. As for the totals, Nashville is 16-18-9 on the OU, and San Jose is 22-17-4.

View San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Predators in this one found them earlier as 148 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Predators at No. 12 and the Sharks at No. 9 heading into this contest.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on San Jose at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Nashville was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.37 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.58 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 20.9% while the Sharks defense kills off 82.14% of their penalties.

Next up:
San Jose home to Detroit, Thursday, January 9th
Nashville home to Anaheim, Thursday, January 9th