Sharks at Predators Game 3 - 5/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (52-30-7) at Nashville Predators (45-32-14)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -120 / San Jose Sharks +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday night for game three at the Bridgestone Arena.
The San Jose Sharks can all but end this series by winning this road game and going up 3-0. 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 six goals, Brent Burns has nine assists and Logan Couture has 17 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 15 goals on 195 shots faced. Jones has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators need to treat this as a must-win in order to have any shot of winning this series. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Ryan Johansen leads Nashville with three goals, Colin Wilson has five assists and James Neal has 29 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 22 goals on 259 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up zero goals on zero shots. Rinne has given up six goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 21-7 in their last 28 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 Conference Semifinals games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sharks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Nashville.
If the Predators are going to win a game this seires, it would probably be this game. However, the Sharks continue to be the most impressive team in the playoffs and have been just as good on the road as they have been at home. Nashville puts up a fight, but the value in this matchup is with the Sharks and the even money.
Give me the road team.