San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 10/23/2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at +111 and the Predators at -123.
San Jose has a record of 4-3-1 this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 26 goals and surrendered 21 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-4-0 and an over/under record of 3-5-0. Nashville has a record of 7-1-0 this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have scored 27 goals and given up 15 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 7-1-0 while their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 4-4-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 7-1-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
10/07/18 C Joe Thornton Knee is out indefinitely
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/20/18 GO Pekka Rinne Concussion IR (10/20)
10/12/18 LW Austin Watson Suspension 18-game suspension ( elgible to return 11/15)
Joe Pavelski has scored 4 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 4 goals this season with 21 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He averages 17 minutes played per contest. Evander Kane averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 4 goals on 37 attempts. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the year. Martin Jones has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 150 shots against him and he's surrendered 14 goals. He's made 136 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Filip Forsberg has 8 total points this season for the Predators. He has 5 goals this year with 25 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 23.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 2 goals on 21 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 6 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Predators. He has 141 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 131 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 9 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 26 goals while giving up 21 scores, which has them ranked 12th and 21st respectively. They have had 30 power play chances and scored 5 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the league. The Sharks have given up 34 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 39 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.36% for the year. They allow 27 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 1st in the league with a total of 14 points this season. They have 3 power play goals on 27 chances for a percentage of 11%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 22 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 19th overall. As a team, the Predators are 10th with a total of 27 goals scored while they've given up 15 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.02%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 94%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
San Jose is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 59.2%, as they've attempted 580 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 399 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 60% as they have 451 attempts while they have given up 301 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 59.2% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 40.8% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 227 face-off wins compared to 238 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense San Jose has 127 hits and they have blocked 98 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Predators are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 248 face-off wins compared to 235 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Nashville has 125 hits and they have blocked 101 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Nashville is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've attempted 427 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 415 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.9% ranks 13th as they have 325 attempts while they have given up 314 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Predators NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +111
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +111
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