San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+160) Predators (-195)
The Nashville Predators (41-26-5) welcome the San Jose Sharks (29-33-9) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Sharks at +160 and the Predators are at -195. The over/under has been set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat to the Canucks their last time out. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 37 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. San Jose accumulated 15 penalty mins for this game.
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The Sharks have had 2,276 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .901. At even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 199 goals while having 147 on offense. San Jose Sharks opponents have 191 power play opportunities (28th in pro hockey) and have come away with 27 goals in those chances. For the season, they have racked up 67 points and their points percentage sits at .472. San Jose has taken 2,086 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have tallied 184 goals (30th in the league) this year and have allowed 226. San Jose comes into the game with 196 power play opportunities and they have tallied 37 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 18.88%.
The man in goal for this game is James Reimer. Over the course of his pro career, Reimer has 205 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .523. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 23,270 mins between the pipes. Reimer has had 12,475 shots against him and he has 11,394 saves. The opposition has scored 1,081 goals versus Reimer in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.79. He has amassed a win-loss record of 191-147-50 and he started in 392 games. Reimer has been in net for 428 games throughout his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Nashville played the Penguins in a matchup where the Predators went home in defeat by a final of 3-2. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators converted 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued.
Nashville has taken 2,132 shots (25th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.98%, while allowing their opponents 2,307 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.24% on the other teams 248 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.0%. They have earned 222 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.32%. The Predators have 180 goals at even strength and 54 goals (6th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 208 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have tallied 234 goals, 87 points, as well as a points percentage of .604.
Across the ice you are going to see Juuse Saros in the crease. Saros has compiled a career record of 111-69-20 and has been in goal for 215 games. Saros' quality start percentage is 61.3% and he has accumulated 122 quality starting assignments in his career. He has recorded 5,935 saves out of the 6,447 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .921. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has given up 512 goals overall. He has made the start in 199 games and has played 12,238 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+160)
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