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Hosts Dominating in Sharks-Preds Series

San Jose Sharks Nashville Predators NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The San Jose Sharks dominated the Nashville Predators by a score of 5-1 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series Saturday. The Sharks’ win kept alive a trend that has been dominant in this series and if the Preds even the series up Monday, the trend will still be alive and well.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games after consecutive road losses.
  • The Predators are 4-1 SU in their last five games on Monday.
  • The Predators are 5-2 SU in their last seven home games.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Predators at EVEN odds in moneyline markets while the Sharks come in at -120. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is currently -115 while UNDER 5 goals is -105.

San Jose’s win at the SAP Center in Game 5 improved the home team’s record to 5-0 SU in the series. Furthermore, OVERS have also been the way to wager as it has gone 3-0-2 OVER/UNDER through the opening five games.

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski tallied a pair of goals in the big Game 5 win as goaltender Martin Jones stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced on home ice.

At the other end of the ice, Pekka Rinne was pulled after allowing four goals on 27 shots making way for Carter Hutton. Rinne has now allowed 13 goals through five games and has a save percentage of .919.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Nashville Predators as -105 moneyline in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.4 result in favor of the Sharks. 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

The San Jose Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 53-31-8 this season, while the Predators are 47-33-14. San Jose is 47-35-10 on the totals; Nashville is 37-35-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nashville vs San Jose injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Nashville Predators and the No. 2-ranked San Jose Sharks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nashville's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 18.15% while the Sharks defense kills off 80.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games
  • San Jose is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nashville
  • Nashville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
  • Nashville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Nashville, Thursday, May 12th