Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, May 5, 2016. San Jose leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +100 and the Predators at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
San Jose comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-30-6 and on the road they had a record of 28-10-3. They finished 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and gave up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. Nashville had a regular season record of 41-27-14 including 23-11-7 at home this season. They were 4th in the Central Division. They scored 228 goals and surrendered 215 for a goal differential of +13. The Predators had 14 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 39-40 while their over/under record sat at 33-33-16.
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 this year. 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%.
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. 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%.
The Sharks had 98 total points this season. They scored 237 goals while giving up 207 goals. They had 275 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.51% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Predators had a total of 96 points on the season. They had 51 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. They allowed 245 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks had a total of 224 goals scored while they gave up 213 goals during the campaign. They averaged 31 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.93%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53% as they had 3,504 attempts while they gave up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks started possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49% for the season. They had 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.7%. On defense San Jose had 1,686 hits and they blocked 1,292 shots from the opposition.
Nashville attempted 4,618 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,269 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 53.3% as they had 3,468 shots while they gave up 3,037 attempts on defense. The Predators had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 48.7% as they compiled 2,387 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,515 face off losses. On defense Nashville blocked 1,232 shot attempts and they had 1,886 hits as a unit.
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 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 Injuries
04/27/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville
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