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Predators Finally Defending Home Ice

Brent Burns San Jose Sharks Filip Forsberg Nashville Predators NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

After dropping games three and four versus the Anaheim Ducks on home ice, the Nashville Predators are finally putting together strong performances at home. A win in Game 3 versus the San Jose Sharks injected a little hope into their series aspirations and a win in Game 4 at Bridgestone Arena Thursday would make them a real contender for another series upset.

Shark Bites
  • The Predators are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games after consecutive home wins.
  • The Sharks are 3-1 SU in their last four games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Sharks’ last four games on Thursday.

Online shop Bovada is currently offering the Preds at -115 in moneyline markets while the Sharks currently come in at -105. As far as the total is concerned, both sides of the 5-goal number are -110.

The Preds have won their last two games on home ice and will hope to extend that to three Thursday. The Sharks, who were the NHL’s best road team during the regular season (28-10-3), have really struggled in their travels to Tennessee, however. Entering Thursday’s crucial Game 4, the Sharks have gone just 1-7 SU in their last eight trips to Nashville.

Entering the series with the Preds, the Sharks had been dominant on the road. They took all three road games against the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round and have actually gone 6-1 in their last seven road games overall.

Nashville really turned on the special teams in Game 3, going two for five on the power play and killing each of San Jose’s four chances with the man advantage. Prior to that, the Preds were just two for 32 on the PP and had given up a whopping six goals on 18 PKs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Jose Sharks were listed as -105 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 2.8-2.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Nashville Predators are 46-32-14 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 52-31-7. As for the totals, Nashville is 35-35-22 on the OU, and San Jose is 45-35-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs San Jose injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.72 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 18.64% while the Sharks defense kills off 79.45% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Predators on May 03. Bettors who backed the Predators at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 12 games on the road
  • San Jose is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Nashville
  • Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Nashville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Nashville, Saturday, May 7th