Nashville Predators vs San Jose Sharks NHL Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
SAP Center is the site where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (6-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) will play the Nashville Predators (9-5-2, 3rd in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Sharks open this matchup at -105 while the Predators are priced at -105 as well. The total is set at 6.5. The Predators are covering 56.3% of the time, having gone 9-7 SU. San Jose is covering 35.3% of the time, going 6-11 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 5 losses, which puts them at 3rd in the Central Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 64 goals which puts them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, which puts them at 5th in the NHL. The Predators have a total of 20 points, which puts them at 11th in the NHL and 6th in the Western Conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have a total of 521 which puts them at 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL. As a group, Nashville has racked up a total of 191 hits which has them averaging 11.9 per contest. They have a total of 160 blocks for this season. The man protecting the net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 635 mins in goal for the campaign. Rinne is surrendering 2.46 goals per contest which has him sitting 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 14th in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 26 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .912 which has him sitting 14th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators had a rough game after their 9 - 4 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche in their last contest. The Predators had a impressive offensive outing in the defeat. In this matchup, they finished 4 of the 24 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Nashville had a total of 12 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 47 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.2%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, giving them a rate of 45.2%. They took 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 59.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.3 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Colorado Avalanche racked up a total of 45 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they notched 6 power play chances.
The Sharks will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 6 victories and 10 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 14th in the West and 29th in the NHL with -17. They currently have a total of 46 goals for this year which is 8th in the Western Conference. San Jose has a save percentage as a team of .878 which has them sitting 29th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 9.2% which puts them at 8th in the West. In goal for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough season by giving up 3.52 GAA and that places him 20th among Western Conference goalies and 42nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 716 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 42 goals. He has a save percentage of .883, which has him ranking 19th among Western Conference goalies and 43rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The San Jose Sharks played the Minnesota Wild in a game where the Sharks took home the win by a final score of 6 - 5. In this game, San Jose wound up with a 43.2% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 32 and the other team having a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Wild earning a 27 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 88.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.2%. The Sharks converted 6 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and were able to notch 2 out of those opportunities. On the other side of the ice, the Wild had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. San Jose conceded 26 shots on goal and the Wild had 30 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-105)
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