Sharks at Predators Game 4 - 5/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (52-31-7) at Nashville Predators (46-32-14)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators meet Thursday night for game 4 at the Bridgestone Arena.
The San Jose Sharks can take full control of this series by winning and taking a 3-1 lead. 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 18 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 19 goals on 220 shots faced. Jones has given up eight goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators can get back in this series by winning and tying it up at 2-2. 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 32 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 23 goals on 286 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 19-7 in their last 26 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games. The Sharks are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville and the home team is 39-18 in the last 57 meetings.
The Sharks got handled in game 3, but they've still been the most consistent and impressive team throughout the playoffs. The Predators play well on their home ice, but it's tough to bet against San Jose with the way it's played all playoffs. I like San Jose to get the road victory and take the 3-1 series lead.