Friday, April 29, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Friday in Game 1 of their second round series. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +145 and the Sharks at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 41-27-14 and on the road they had a record of 18-16-7. They finished 4th in the Central Division. They scored 228 goals and gave up 215 goals for a point differential of +13. The Predators had 14 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 39-40 and an over/under record of 33-33-16. San Jose had a regular season record of 46-30-6 including 18-20-3 at home this season. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 43-36 while their over/under record sat at 42-33-7.
Shea Weber accumulated 51 total points this season for the Predators. He had 20 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 33 goals on 247 shots. He had 31 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Pekka Rinne had 34 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Predators. He had 1,744 shots against him and gave up 161 goals. He made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Joe Pavelski accumulated 78 total points this season for the Sharks. He had 38 goals this season with 224 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 40 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 25 goals on 216 shots. He had 23 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators had 96 total points this season. They scored 224 goals while giving up 213 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Predators allowed 245 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.93% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks had a total of 98 points on the season. They had 62 power play goals on 275 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Predators had a total of 237 goals scored while they gave up 207 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.51%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Nashville had a Corsi percentage of 52% as they attempted 4,618 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,269 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53.3% as they had 3,468 attempts while they gave up 3,037 shots on the defensive end. The Predators started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,387 face off wins compared to 2,515 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 48.7%. On defense Nashville had 1,886 hits and they blocked 1,232 shots from the opposition.
San Jose attempted 4,595 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,404 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 53% as they had 3,504 shots while they gave up 3,112 attempts on defense. The Sharks had an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage was 49% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they compiled 2,472 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,404 face off losses. On defense San Jose blocked 1,292 shot attempts and they had 1,686 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators were 39-40 straight up this season
The Nashville Predators were 33-33-16 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up this season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
04/28/16 C Cody Bass Lower Body "?" Friday vs. San Jose
San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/27/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville
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