San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+117) Predators (-129)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators host the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The Sharks open this matchup at +117 while the Predators are priced at -129. The O/U opens at 6.
The Sharks will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 defeat against the Bruins their last time out. The Sharks played like an average offensive team in this loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 26 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. San Jose accounted for 11 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sharks came in at 37 and the Corsi against was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 44.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 39.4%. They compiled 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 104.3 for this game.
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The Sharks have had 142 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .923. At even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 10 goals while scoring 14 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 13 power play tries (28th in the NHL) and have notched 1 goal in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 8 points and their points percentage sits at .800. San Jose has attempted 137 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 13.9%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 19 goals (7th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 11. San Jose has accumulated 17 power play opportunities and they have tallied 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 29.41%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Adin Hill. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hill has accounted for 21 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .467. He has a save percentage of .908 in his 2,790 mins on the ice. Hill has had 1,415 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,285 total saves. Opponents have scored 130 goals versus Hill in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.80. He has accumulated an overall mark of 22-22-4 and he started in 45 games. Hill has been involved in 53 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Nashville opposed the Wild in a matchup where the Predators ended up with the win by a tally of 5-2. Nashville earned a 41.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and it was a good performance overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 43.8% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Wild having a 36 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 109 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 42.6%. The Predators tallied 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play attempts in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those tries.
Nashville has attempted 189 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the other team 178 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their opponents 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%. They have earned 21 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.57%. The Predators are sitting with 11 goals at even strength and 6 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 19 goals to be scored by way of 15 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 17 goals, 4 points, in addition to a points percentage of .333.
For the opposition you are going to see Juuse Saros in net. Saros has earned a career record of 77-51-17 and has been in net for 160 games. Saros' rate of quality starts sits at 60.4% and he has 87 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accrued 4,297 saves out of 4,672 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .920. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals/game and he has given up 375 goals altogether. He has started in 144 contests and has played 8,972 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+117)
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