Predators at Sharks Game 5 - 5/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (47-32-14) at San Jose Sharks (52-31-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -156 / Nashville Predators +141 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday night for game five at the SAP Center.
The Nashville Predators hope to win their third straight game and take a 3-2 series lead. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Colin Wilson leads Nashville with four goals, Roman Josi has eight assists and James Neal has 40 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 26 goals on 333 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up zero goals on zero shots. Rinne has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks hope to keep the trend alive with the home team winning every game this series. 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 23 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 23 goals on 265 shots faced. Jones has given up 10 goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Predators are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in San Jose.
I keep saying that the Sharks have been the most impressive team in the playoffs, and they've shown that even in tough losses on the road. San Jose has been consistent and has given itself a chance to win nearly every game these playoffs. In a must-win game for the Sharks, you have to think they come through given the way they've played and the fact the home team has won every game this series.