Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks

Nashville
Predators
48 - 33 - 14
San Jose
Sharks
53 - 31 - 9
May 12, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT
 | SAP Center at San Jose

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Nashville
Predators
48 - 33 - 14
San Jose
Sharks
53 - 31 - 9
May 12, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT
 | SAP Center at San Jose
  • Home-ice advantage has proven to the biggest factor in the Western Conference semifinal series between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, which bodes well for the latter with Game 7 set to go at the SAP Center Thursday evening.

    Shark Bites
    • The Sharks are 7-0 SU in their last seven games with two days off in between games.
    • The Sharks are 5-1 SU in their last six games after a loss.
    • The total has gone OVER in the Sharks last five games on Thursday.

    Online book Sportsbook is presently offering the Sharks as lofty favorites in moneyline markets at -190 while the Preds come in at +165. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is -120 and UNDER 5 goals is presently EVEN odds.

    Through six games in the tightly contested series, the home team has gone 6-0 straight up putting to rest any notion that home-ice advantage is meaningless in the NHL postseason. Sharks backers haven’t had the most lucrative payouts in games in California as the Sharks have closed at -149, -164 and -160 in the three previous games and the line is currently -190 for Game 7.

    The irony here is that the Sharks were not particular strong at home and closed the regular season as the league’s best road team. Of all the playoff teams, the Sharks were by far the worst on home ice during the regular season (18-20-3) while their 28-10-3 record away from home was tops.

    "I know it was a big part of the story going into the postseason how our home record was,” Sharks center Joe Thornton said. “But I've loved our home game and I love the energy the crowd has been giving us. It's been great."

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    Betting fans looking to back the visiting Nashville Predators before puck drop in this match found them as 245 moneyline underdogs at Sportsbook. They saw an Sportsbook total of 5, according to Sportsbook.

    Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.3 victory for the Sharks. 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

    Supporters of the Nashville Predators have seen them go 48-33-14 so far this season, while the Sharks are at 53-31-9. In totals betting, the San Jose Sharks are 48-35-10, while the Predators are 38-35-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Nashville injuries news.

    According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-ranked San Jose Sharks and the No. 4-rated Nashville Predators in this matchup.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 4-ranked offense (2.98 goals per game) against a Nashville Predators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.66 goals per game allowed. The Sharks Sportsbook has clicked at a 23.47% rate while the Predators have a 80.14% rate on the penalty kill.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

     

    Betting Trends
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games
    • Nashville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing San Jose
    • Nashville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
    • San Jose is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games
    • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Nashville

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Power Ranking
Nashville 14
San Jose 28
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Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks

Home-ice advantage has proven to the biggest factor in the Western Conference semifinal series between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, which bodes well for the latter with Game 7 set to go at the SAP Center Thursday evening.

Smart Chart
  • NAS
  • 2.84
  • 2.81
  • 24.35
  • 78.00
  • 29.66
  • 32.81
  • 0.03
  •  
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Power Play Percentage
  • Penalty Kill Percentage
  • Shots For
  • Shots Against
  • Differential
  • SJ
  • 2.46
  • 3.03
  • 18.98
  • 85.20
  • 29.27
  • 31.98
  • -0.57
Team Record
Nashville Predators
All Last 10 vs Div vs WEST vs EAST
Record 48-33-14 5-5 12-14-3 32-23-8 16-10-6
Home 27-13-7 4-1 7-6-1 19-8-4 8-5-3
Away 21-20-7 1-4 5-8-2 13-15-4 8-5-3
Fave 36-25-10 1-0 10-6-2 22-9-6 14-6-4
Dog 11-22-4 4-5 2-8-1 9-14-2 2-4-2
O/U 38-35-22 5-2-3 12-10-7 24-23-16 14-12-6
Team Record
San Jose Sharks
All Last 10 vs Div vs WEST vs EAST
Record 53-31-9 6-1-3 20-9-4 33-20-8 20-11-1
Home 22-20-4 4-0-1 8-5-3 14-13-3 8-7-1
Away 31-11-5 2-1-2 12-4-1 19-7-5 12-4
Fave 35-29-8 4-3-3 14-7-4 21-14-7 14-7-1
Dog 18-9-1 2-1 6-2 12-5-1 6-3
O/U 48-35-10 5-2-3 13-15-5 30-23-8 18-12-2
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Head to Head Summary

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Head to Head Detail
Search NHL Database Teams Score Line O/U Shots
May 9, 2016 SJ 3 105 Over 18
NAS 4 32
May 7, 2016 NAS 1 -160 Over 25
SJ 5 29
May 5, 2016 SJ 3 -101 Over 47
NAS 4 45
May 3, 2016 SJ 1 -113 Push 27
NAS 4 25
May 1, 2016 NAS 2 -164 Push 39
SJ 3 25
Apr 29, 2016 NAS 2 -149 Over 31
SJ 5 38
Apr 2, 2016 SJ 3 -117 Under 40
NAS 2 30
Feb 6, 2016 SJ 2 -105 Over 30
NAS 6 30
Oct 28, 2015 NAS 2 -101 Under 24
SJ 1 21
Mar 12, 2015 NAS 0 -105 Under 35
SJ 2 21
Betting Odds Trends
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Injuries
Nashville Predators
  • Mark Borowiecki D IR (10/31), Upper Body
  • Alexandre Carrier D Is OUT 4-6 weeks, Upper Body
Injuries
San Jose Sharks
  • Markus Nutivaara D IR (10/10), Lower Body
  • Luke Kunin C Is out for season, ACL
  • Radim Simek D IR (01/06), Upper Body
Last 5 Games
Nashville Predators
Date OPP Score SU Line Shots SA PP PK Goalie Location
May 9, 2016 SJ 4-3 W +105 32 18 0/1 0/1 Martin Jones Home
May 7, 2016 SJ 1-5 L +144 25 29 0/3 2/3 Martin Jones Away
May 5, 2016 SJ 4-3 W -101 45 47 0/5 4/5 Martin Jones Home
May 3, 2016 SJ 4-1 W -113 25 27 2/5 4/4 Martin Jones Home
May 1, 2016 SJ 2-3 L +148 39 25 0/3 1/2 Martin Jones Away
San Jose Sharks
Date OPP Score SU Line Shots SA PP PK Goalie Location
May 9, 2016 NAS 3-4 L -116 18 32 1/1 1/1 Pekka Rinne Away
May 7, 2016 NAS 5-1 W -160 29 25 1/3 3/3 Pekka Rinne Home
May 5, 2016 NAS 3-4 L -109 47 45 1/5 5/5 Pekka Rinne Away
May 3, 2016 NAS 1-4 L +102 27 25 0/4 3/5 Pekka Rinne Away
May 1, 2016 NAS 3-2 W -164 25 39 1/2 3/3 Pekka Rinne Home
Offensive Comparison
Nashville Predators
San Jose Sharks

Goals Scored

2.84 2.46

Shots For

29.66 29.27

Power Play %

24.35 18.98

Goals Scored Road vs. Home

2.84 2.49

Shots on Goal Last 10 H2H

31.60 29.60

Power Play % Road vs. Home

24.62 20.49
Defensive Comparison
Nashville Predators
San Jose Sharks

Goals Allowed

2.81 3.03

Shots Allowed

32.81 31.98

Penalty Kill %

78.00 85.20

Goals Allowed Road vs. Home

3.04 3.09

Goals allowed Last 10 H2H

2.70 2.80

Penalty Kill % Road vs. Home

78.08 85.19
Supergrid
Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 2.84 16 3.03 22
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 2.84 14 3.09 23
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill 24.62 5 85.19 4
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 2.46 25 2.81 17
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 2.49 27 3.04 20
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill 20.49 21 78.08 16