The Nashville Predators, led by Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis, are prepared to take the ice against Tomas Hertl, Brent Burns, and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in a Western Conference showdown. The action will get underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, and you’ll be able to witness it live on NBC Sports California.
Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks Odds
The Predators (-125) are tabbed as the favorites over the Sharks (+105), and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-110 over, -110 under).
Nashville is 9-7 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. 11 of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. This 2019-20 Predators team is 3-3 SU on the road.
Nashville has converted on 21.0 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 24th out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off 77.8 percent of its penalties..
With a .912 save percentage and 24.5 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (8-3-2) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this season. If Nashville chooses to rest him, however, the team might roll with Juuse Saros (1-5), who has a .876 save percentage and 3.98 goals against average this year.
San Jose is 6-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Eight of its contests have gone over the total, while another eight have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 4-4 SU at home.
The Sharks have converted on 22.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked first overall, and it’s successfully killed off 90.6 percent of all penalties.
Martin Jones has stopped 24.3 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Sharks. Jones has four wins, nine losses, and one OT loss to his credit and has recorded a subpar .883 save percentage and 3.52 goals against average this year.
Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Sharks, O/U – Over
- The over has hit in three of Nashville’s last five outings.
- Six of Nashville’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
- The Sharks this season have dished out the 10th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.5).