Predators vs. Sharks - 2/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (29-21-8) at Nashville Predators (38-12-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -155 / San Jose Sharks +140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSSM
The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The San Jose Sharks have lost six of their last eight games and begin a two-game road trip. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have three power play goals in their last three games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 31 goals, Logan Couture has 30 assists and Brent Burns has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Antti Niemi has allowed 115 goals on 1,295 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 34 goals on 351 shots.
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The Nashville Predators look to build on their current five-game winning streak. The Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have four power play goals in their last four games and have won seven straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Filip Forsberg and James Neal have combined for 38 goals, Shea Weber has 27 assists and Colin Wilson has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 83 goals on 1,197 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 34 goals on 357 shots.
The Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 35-16 in their last 51 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. The Sharks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Nahville Predators have to lose eventually, and the Sharks need a win in the worst way if they're going to remain in the playoff conversation. With the Sharks winning six of their last eight road games, I actually like the value of the road team here.