Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (24-24-6) vs Nashville Predators (30-20-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +162 / Nashville Predators +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Jose Sharks host the Nashville Predators in Saturday NHL Action.

The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-20-4. Through 54 games, the Predators are 4th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 166 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.83 goals per game. So far, the Predators have a strength of schedule rating of 23rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 14th ranked team in the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 24-24-6. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 54 games, the Sharks have scored 143 goals, giving them an average of 2.61. This output gives them a rank of 26th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.07 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 54 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 41 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.8%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 27 goals, 19.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.5 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 49 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.4%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 20 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -6.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Nashville's 54 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-21. So far, taking the over when the Predators are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-9. On the season, 57.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 19-30. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-14. On the season, 39.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. Even with a line set at just 5.5 goals, I see this game finishing below that mark.

 

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