Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Nashville Predators head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at +125 and the Sharks at -162.
Nashville has a record of 40-27-5 this year. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 211 goals and surrendered 192 goals for a point differential of +19. For the year they have an ATS mark of 40-32-0 and an over/under record of 31-38-0. San Jose has a record of 43-20-8 this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have scored 256 goals and given up 215 for a goal differential of +41. Their record against the spread is 43-28-0 while their over/under mark is 40-29-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 40-32-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 31-38-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 43-28-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 40-29-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
03/05/19 D Dan Hamhuis Lower Body IR (03/05)
01/29/19 LW Austin Watson Suspension is out indefinitely
01/18/19 LW Zac Rinaldo Lower Body IR (01/18)
01/07/19 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/14/19 LW Evander Kane Personal is questionable Saturday vs Nashville
02/28/19 D Erik Karlsson Groin is out indefinitely
Roman Josi has scored 55 total points this year for the Predators. He has 15 goals this season with 248 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 25.2 minutes played per contest. Mattias Ekholm averages 23.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by tallying 8 goals on 130 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 25 wins and 18 losses this season in goal for the Predators. He has 1,347 shots against him and he's surrendered 117 goals. He's made 1,230 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Brent Burns has 73 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 13 goals this year with 261 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 60 assists on the year and averages 25 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 24 goals on 177 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 62 points on the year. Martin Jones has 34 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,497 shots against him and he's given up 151 goals. He's made 1,346 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 85 total points this year, which is 10th in the NHL. They've scored 211 goals while giving up 192 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 25th respectively. They have had 236 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 30th in the league. The Predators have given up 222 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.88% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 2nd in the league with a total of 94 points this season. They have 50 power play goals on 204 chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 205 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Sharks are 2nd with a total of 256 goals scored while they've given up 215 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.76%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Nashville is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.8%, as they've attempted 4,351 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,883 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.8% as they have 3,289 attempts while they have given up 2,945 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 2,252 face-off wins compared to 2,125 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.5%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,324 hits and they have blocked 938 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Sharks are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 2,085 face-off wins compared to 2,022 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 11th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,302 hits and they have blocked 953 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7% as they've attempted 4,366 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,767 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.2% ranks 3rd as they have 3,326 attempts while they have given up 2,814 shots on the defensive end.
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