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UNDER Hot Between Sharks-Predators

It was quite clear who had tired legs and who didn’t in the first game of San Jose’s second-round series with Nashville, but the Preds have an opportunity to knot the series at one game apiece with a win in the Golden State on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
  • The UNDER is 5-2-3 in the Predators last 10 overall.
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose.

San Jose erupted for five goals in the last 20 minutes of play for a 5-2 victory in that game. Nashville’s lack of success continues to be an issue for the club, as the Preds went 1-of-26 in the first-round against Anaheim.

Sharks forward Joel Ward has a history of coming up big in the clutch, and he collected an assist on the go-ahead goal on Friday. Ward scored seven goals in 12 playoff games for the Predators in 2010-11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -165 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-1.5 win for the Sharks on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

51-30-7 San Jose battles the Predators, currently with a 45-31-14 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 45-35-8 for the Sharks and 35-35-20 for the Predators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Nashville injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Jose Sharks rated this week at No. 2 and the Nashville Predators sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 2.98 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.64 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 23.31% while the Predators defense kills off 80.52% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Predators were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nashville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Nashville's last 14 games when playing San Jose
  • Nashville is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose's last 14 games when playing Nashville
  • San Jose is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Nashville

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to San Jose, Tuesday, May 3rd