Saturday, April 2, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +113 and the Predators at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
San Jose comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 43-29-6 and on the road they have a record of 26-10-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 230 goals and given up 203 goals for a point differential of +27. The Sharks have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-35 and an over/under record of 41-30-7. Nashville shows up with a record of 39-26-13 including 21-11-6 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 217 goals and surrendered 204 for a goal differential of +13. The Predators have 13 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-39 while their over/under record sits at 32-30-16.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 75 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 36 goals this season with 215 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 22 goals on 205 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Martin Jones has 36 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,688 shots against him and has given up 138 goals. He has made 1,550 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Shea Weber has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Predators. He has 18 goals this season with 182 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 0 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 31 goals on 234 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 32 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,698 shots against him and has given up 156 goals. He has made 1,542 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks have 92 total points this season. They have scored 227 goals while giving up 200 goals. They have had 259 power play opportunities and have scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sharks have allowed 223 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.56% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have a total of 91 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 246 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 213 goals scored while they've given up 203 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.92%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've attempted 4,368 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,218 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.8% as they have 3,330 attempts while they've given up 2,973 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 2,363 face off wins compared to 2,299 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense San Jose has 1,618 hits and they've blocked 1,245 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 4,393 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,027 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.3% as they have 3,290 shots while they've given up 2,880 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they've compiled 2,289 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,380 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 1,147 shot attempts and they have 1,806 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 42-35 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 41-30-7 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 37-39 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 32-30-16 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/22/16 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Lower Body expected to miss 7-10 days
03/19/16 LW Matthew Nieto Hand out indefinitely
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
04/01/16 D Anthony Bitetto Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
03/31/16 D Ryan Ellis Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville
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