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San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators - 11/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nashville Predators (5-4-2) at San Jose Sharks (6-5-0)
Date & Time Wednesday November 1, 2017, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -120 / Nashville Predators +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
NBCS
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The NHL comes to the SAP Center Wednesday when the San Jose Sharks host the Nashville Predators. 

The Nashville Predators go on the road to take the ice with the San Jose Sharks on  Wednesday. Nashville will be trying to avoid consecutive defeats following a 6-2 loss to the visiting New York Islanders on Saturday.

Neither end of the ice came through with the Islanders offense going on a roll. The explosive Islanders attack saw John Tavares post a hat trick with Jordan Eberle scoring twice. Ryan Pulock also lit the lamp for the Isles and Anthony Beauvillier added a pair of helpers to support the 29 save performance of Jaroslav Halak.

The Predators scoring came from Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg while Mattias Ekhom logged two helpers. Juusee Saros gave up all six goals for Nashville and dropped to 0-3 overall. 

The San Jose Sharks play their second consecutive home game Wednesday when the Nashville Predators stop for a visit. San Jose is aiming for a third straight victory after squeezing by the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night.

Job number one was containing the Maple Leafs potent offense and the Sharks did that with Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri supplying the Toronto scoring. The Sharks offense came from Joe Pavelski, Tim Heed on the PP and Joel Ward.

Joe Thornton added a pair of helpers and Martin Jones brushed aside 16 shots to up his record to 5-3. The Maple Leafs saw Frederik Andersen record 36 saves in defeat as he fell to 6-5.

Under is 4-0 in Predators last 4 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 3-0-1 in Predators last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and under is 4-1 in Predators last 5 road games. Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Central and under is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 overall. Under is 9-2-2 in the last 13 meetings in San Jose and Predators are 8-24 in the last 32 meetings in San Jose and over is 5-2-3 in the last 10 meetings.  

The Sharks are at their best when limiting the opposition to a minimum amount of quality scoring chances. No goalies have been announced but I’ll side with the Sharks for now…

Pick:
San Jose -120

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