San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+149) Predators (-165)
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (15-15-2, 6th in the Pacific Division) head to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (13-10-5, 6th in the Central Division). The Sharks open this game at +149 while the Predators are coming in at -165. The total has been set at 6.5. The Sharks cover 43.3% of the time, having gone 13-17 SU. Nashville is covering 44.4% of the time, going 12-15 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 15 victories and 15 losses, which puts them at 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 86 goals which ranks 8th in the Western Conference and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -24, which puts them at 28th in the league. The Sharks have earned a total of 32 pts, which ranks 22nd in the league and 11th in the conference. In terms of shots on goal, they have earned a total of 934 which ranks 10th in the Western Conference and 20th in the league. As a unit, San Jose has racked up a total of 559 hits which has them averaging 17.5 per game. They have earned a total of 293 blocks for the year. The goalie for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has played 1,409 mins in net for the year. Jones is giving up 3.28 GAA which has him ranking 25th among Western Conference goalies and 47th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 77 goals. His save percentage is .889 which has him ranking 26th among Western Conference goalies.
The San Jose Sharks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 1 loss to the Florida Panthers in their last game. The Sharks could have played much better offensively in the loss. For this outing, they scored on 1 out of the 31 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. San Jose earned 23 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Sharks was 48 and the Corsi against was 39 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.2%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, which tells us they had a rate of 54.8%. They took 15 face-off wins and lost 14 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 27.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 84.2 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Florida Panthers racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with 11 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play opportunities.
The Predators are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 13 wins and 10 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the conference and 14th in the NHL with +4. They currently have a total of 94 goals for this season which puts them at 4th in the West. Nashville has a team save % of .889 which currently has them ranked 27th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 9.9% putting them at 6th in the West. In net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 2.92 GAA and that has him ranked 18th among West goalies and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. In the 945 mins he has been on the ice, he's surrendered 46 goals. He has a save % of .897, which has him placed 21st among West goalies and 43rd in the NHL among goalies.
The Nashville Predators faced off against the New Jersey Devils in an outing where the Predators earned a victory by a tally of 6 - 4. In this outing, Nashville went home with a 52.3% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 while the opposition had a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.6% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Devils having earned a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 111.5 and they earned an oZS percentage of 33.9%. The Predators converted 6 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Devils had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Nashville conceded 33 shots on goal and the Devils racked up 12 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-165)
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