San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at +110 and the Predators at -154.
San Jose has a record of 33-19-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-10-5-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 178 goals and surrendered 163 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 33-27-0 and an over/under record of 22-36-0. Nashville has a record of 36-14-9 including 20-7-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 185 goals and have given up 154 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread is 36-23-0 while their over/under mark is 29-30-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 33-27-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 22-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 36-23-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 29-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/20/18 RW Marcus Sorensen Wrist injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs Nashville
02/19/18 RW Joel Ward Upper Body IR (02/12)
02/19/18 C Tomas Hertl Upper Body IR (02/17)
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Logan Couture has scored 46 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 24 goals this season with 146 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 25.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by tallying 10 goals on 247 attempts. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Martin Jones has 19 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,164 shots against him and he's surrendered 98 goals. He's made 1,066 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Kevin Fiala has 38 total points this season for the Predators. He has 18 goals this year with 134 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 15.4 minutes played per contest. P.K. Subban averages 24.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 151 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 30 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 1,353 shots against him and he's given up 100 goals. He's made 1,253 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 74 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 178 goals while giving up 163 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 23rd respectively. They have had 196 power play chances and scored 44 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 4th in the league. The Sharks have given up 177 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.06% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 4th in the league with a total of 81 points this season. They have 46 power play goals on 206 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 5th in the NHL. They've given up 211 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Predators are 9th with a total of 185 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.89%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 1st overall in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've tried 3,683 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,501 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 13th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.2% as they have 2,763 shots while they've given up 2,531 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That puts them 8th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,837 face-off wins as opposed to 1,766 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 12th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 1,005 hits and they've blocked 970 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
The Predators are 22nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 1,973 face-off wins compared to 1,755 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,215 hits and they have blocked 859 shots from the opposition, which is 20th in the league. Nashville is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.5% as they've attempted 3,505 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,431 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.5% ranks 13th as they have 2,622 attempts while they have given up 2,572 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Predators NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +110
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +110
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