San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators - 11/9/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (9-5-2) at San Jose Sharks (6-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -105 / Nashville Predators -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Bonino leads Nashville with eight goals, Ryan Ellis has 13 assists and Roman Josi has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 26 goals on 296 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 22 goals on 178 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 10 goals, Brent Burns has 13 assists and Logan Couture has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 90.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 19 goals on 156 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 42 goals on 358 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog, 22-10 in their last 32 vs. Pacific and 7-15 in their last 22 games as a road favorite. The Sharks are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 in their last 7 overall and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Sharks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 9-26 in the last 35 meetings in San Jose. The home team is 50-21 in the last 71 meetings.
The Nashville Predators have won six of the last nine meetings against the Sharks, which includes a 5-2 win about a month ago. The bottom line here is that I want nothing to do with the San Jose Sharks, a team that's at the bottom in goals allowed per game and one of the worst offensive teams in the league in terms of shot attempts and goals per game. The Nashville Predators aren't as trustworthy on the road as they are at home and haven't had a whole lot of success lately in the favorite role, but backing the Sharks in their current form isn't an option as long as the price is right. Give me the Preds on the road for the favorable price.