Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks
|Date & Time||Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
San Jose, California
The Line: Nashville Predators +120 / San Jose Sharks -143 -- Over/Under: 6
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Nashville Predators look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 13.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 29 goals, Ryan Johansen has 46 assists and Roman Josi has 248 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 117 goals on 1,347 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 67 goals on 783 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning six of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 37 goals, Brent Burns has 60 assists and Logan Couture has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 56 goals on 506 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 151 goals on 1,497 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.
The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 35-17 in their last 52 games as a home favorite and 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Predators are 8-26 in the last 34 meetings in San Jose and the home team is 49-20 in the last 69 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Predators last 10 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Sharks last 5 games as a favorite.
The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Predators and Sharks, and it's the San Jose Sharks who are playing some of their best hockey of the season with wins in six of their last seven. The Nashville Predators have played a lot of hockey recently with many overtime games and will play their third straight road contest, so we could see some fatigue from the victors. I have to side with the Sharks to keep this hot streak going.