Predators at Sharks Game 2 - 5/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (45-31-14) at San Jose Sharks (51-30-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks meet Sunday night for game two at the SAP Center.
The Nashville Predators hope to tie this series up before heading back to the Bridgestone Arena. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Shea Weber leads Nashville with two goals, Colin Wilson has four assists and James Neal has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 20 goals on 235 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up zero goals on zero shots. Rinne has given up five goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks can take a solid 2-0 series lead with another strong home victory. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with five goals, Brent Burns has eight assists and Logan Couture has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 13 goals on 156 shots faced. Jones has given up seven goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 1-6 in their last 7 Conference Semifinals games and 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in San Jose.
The Sharks continue to be the most impressive team in the playoffs, as they've been steamrolling their comp as of late, which includes a beatdown over the Predators in game one. Hard to bet against San Jose in its current form on its home ice. Look for the Sharks to take a 2-0 series lead.