San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (41-26-5) vs San Jose Sharks (29-33-9)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -200 / San Jose Sharks +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks host the Nashville Predators in Tuesday NHL Action.
The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 41-26-5. Through 72 games, the Predators are 4th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 236 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.89 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 13th ranked team in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 29-33-9. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 71 games, the Sharks have scored 186 goals, giving them an average of 2.59. This output gives them a rank of 30th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.18 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 5th 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.
Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 72 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 68 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 +22.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 38 goals, 18.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.55 goals per game. In his 60 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 66 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 70 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.0%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 31 assists to go along with his 28 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -5.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Nashville's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-30. So far, taking the over when the Predators are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 27-11. On the season, 58.0% 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 29-41-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-21-1. On the season, 45.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. Look for this matchup to fall below the over-under line of 6 goals, as San Jose is going to struggle against one of the top defenses in the NHL, as Nashville's goalies have combined for the 7th best save percentage (92%).
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